EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/11/2010

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  ABA   


Columbus Life take a win - by Gianni Pascucci
The Columbus Life defeated the Georgia Gwizzlies 154-93 Saturday to improve its record to 2-5. Quay Holloway (5'9''-G-85, college: Columbus St.) led the Life with 25 points. Other standouts for Columbus were Warren Beaulah (6'4''-G-84, college: Brewton Parker) (21 points, five rebounds), Jarvis Wilson (17 points, 10 rebounds), Ryan Chester (6'5''-F-86, college: Columbus St.) (16 points, nine rebounds), Dominique Hicks (6'5''-F) (15 points, six rebounds) and Prince Salmon (6'0''-G) (14 points, six rebounds). Columbus next game is Sat 13, 2010 vs Charlotte Crossover, and Mississippi Blues Sat 14, 2010


Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Play2Win 10-4 
 2. Chico Rage 1-5 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. Arlington B. 0-1 
 6. Crusaders 0-1 
 7. Oklahoma 0-2 
 8. Modesto E. 0-5 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-4 
 2. California SK 9-5 
 3. Clayton 8-3 
 4. Sacramento H. 7-8 
 5. Central Valley 3-9 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 15-4 
 2. Lake Michigan 9-5 
 3. Columbus Crush 8-3 
 4. Pittsburgh P. 7-3 
 5. Detroit Hoops 6-4 
 6. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 7. Cleveland R. 2-2 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-2 
 9. Youngstown S. 0-2 
 10. Akron R. 0-5 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 10-3 
 2. NY Thunder 9-3 
 3. NY Red Riders 6-8 
 4. Maryland M. 6-9 
 5. Tri-City Suns 3-9 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Seattle M. 6-4 
 2. Seattle ZG 3-0 
 3. Everett 2-2 
 4. Spokane Sunz 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-6 
SoCal Div.
 1. Compton C. 4-2 
 2. San Diego S. 4-4 
 3. LA Slam 4-5 
 4. Las Vegas A. 2-0 
 5. Riverside R. 2-3 
 6. Honolulu 1-1 
 7. California BB 1-3 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 11-6 
 2. Kentucky B. 9-7 
 3. W.Virginia B. 5-8 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 9-3 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-6 
 3. Columbus Life 2-5 
 4. Florida Th. 1-0 
 5. Charlotte 1-2 
 6. Carolina K. 0-0 
 7. Ga PROWL 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 19-3 
 2. N.Texas F. 9-4 
 3. W.Texas W. 6-5 
 4. Texas Fuel 3-6 
 5. Dallas G. 2-1 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-2 
 7. Houston T. 0-6 


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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
Group A
 1. WA Boufarik 12-2 
 2. ASPTT 12-2 
 3. Staoueli 8-5 
 4. NAH Dey 6-9 
 5. Ain Benyane 4-8 
 6. Aml Skikda 2-9 
 7. COBB 2-11 
Group B
 1. GS Petroliers 17-0 
 2. CSMC 10-6 
 3. CRB Dar El-B. 9-6 
 4. Blida 7-9 
 5. OM Batna 6-8 
 6. IRB Hadjout 5-8 
 7. CR Bir Khadem 4-9 
 8. CRB Temouch. 0-12 


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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - TNA

Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Miller, Bragado21.8 
 2. Harrison, Obera TC18.3 
 3. Elsener, El Nacional18.2 
 4. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 5. Tomatis, Alma Juniors16.6 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.15.5 
 7. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 8. Ford, Belgrano SN15.3 
 9. Ceruti, San M.15.2 
 10. Wilkerson, Ciclis.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 3. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 4. Leith, Firmat SF8.0 
 5. Williams, Club 97.9 
 6. Benjamin, San M.7.9 
 7. Kornegay, A.Ita.7.8 
 8. Espinoza, Argentino7.7 
 9. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 10. Wilkerson, Ciclis.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.2 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.1 
 3. Palacios, Firmat S.2.8 
 4. Gandoy, Belgrano SN2.8 
 5. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 6. Safar, Argentino2.5 
 7. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.3 
 9. Perez, El Nacional2.1 
 10. Eiguren, Firmat2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alexis ELSENER
  El Nacional
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Elsener, El Nacional2.4 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC2.2 
 3. Castets, Obera TC2.1 
 4. Fernandez, Alma J.1.9 
 5. Giletta, Alma Juniors1.9 
 6. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.8 
 7. Castelli, Independ.T.1.8 
 8. Eiguren, Firmat SF1.8 
 9. Williams, Independ.T.1.7 
 10. Bendel, Z*Inde.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremy CLAYTON
  Firmat SF
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Francis, Argentino1.7 
 3. Williams, Club 91.4 
 4. Espinoza, Argentino1.3 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.1.2 
 6. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 8. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 9. Giorgi, Obera TC0.9 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacion.0.8 


Liga A (second phase): Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - C.Entrerriano 82-72
Penarol closed Round 16 with 82-72 victory against Central Entrerriano. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) stepped up for his team last night with 18 points, Sebastian Vega (200-C-88) had 11 and three players followed him with 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Darius Lane delivered 22 points for just 16 minutes on the court. Penarol 9-4, Central Entrerriano 4-12.

Libertad S. - La Union 78-73
Libertad had couple of players in a game mood against La Union. Tyler Field (206-F/C-78, college: San Diego) was the leading one with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Ruben Wolkowyski (207-C-73) scored 15 pts and pulled down 9 boards. On the other side, David Jackson netted 14 pts. Libertad improved to 8-8 in the second phase, while La Union dropped to 10-7.

Estudiantes - Atenas 74-76
Atenas celebrated thriller win against Estudiantes mostly owing to Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78), who scored 20 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Andre Laws (186-G-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: San Diego) secured a nice help adding 14 points in this victory. The hosts got 24 points from Tim Jones. Atenas 12-3, Estudiantes 6-9.

Union S. - Quilmes MP 86-79
Union grabbed 86-79 win against Quilmes improving to 8-8. William McFarlan (201-F-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) shined for the hosts with 21 points and 6 rebounds, Carlos Schattmann (194-G-87) had 18 pts, while James Williams had double-double of 13 points and 14 boards. Edward Nelson replied with 21 points and 8 boards in Qulmes (2-14).

Gimnasia CR - Olimpico LB 85-70
Easy one for Gimnasia CR, who moved up to 7-9 in the second phase. Federico Mansilla (190-G-87) top-scored with 17, Hakeem Rollins (202-C/F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: Washington) had 16 and Diego Romero added 15 points in this victory. Frank Williams shined in loss with 26 points for 26 minutes, but his Olimpico LB dropped to 6-10.

Sionista - Lanus 84-69
9-7 for Sionista and 10-6 for Lanus after this game. Chuck Robinson (201-F-72, college: E.Carolina) came up with 21 points for the hosts. Alejandro Zilli (200-F-82) and Matias Fioretti followed him with 17 and 16 points respectively. Visitors got 16 points from Sebastian Acosta.

Boca Jrs - Obras 82-70
Brian Woodward top-scored for the hosts with 19 points, Fernando Martina (202-F/C-81) had 18 and Nicolas Aguirre (182-G-88) helped with 16 pts. Aguirre had just 2 of 8 from behind the arc and the was the last one with double-digits in scoring in this victory. Alejandro Alloatti and Maurice Spillers had 12 points each in loss. Boca Juniors 10-6, Obras 5-9.


Quimsa - Regatas
Game not played yet.



Standings - LigaA
LigaA Stage Two Standings
 1. Atenas 12-3 
 2. Boca Jrs 10-6 
 3. Lanus 10-6 
 4. La Union 10-7 
 5. Penarol 9-4 
 6. Regatas C. 9-6 
 7. Sionista 9-7 
 8. Quimsa 8-5 
 9. Union S. 8-8 
 10. Libertad S. 8-8 
 11. Gimnasia CR 7-9 
 12. Estudiantes 6-9 
 13. Olimpico LB 6-10 
 14. Obras 5-9 
 15. C.Entrerriano 4-12 
 16. Quilmes MP 2-14 
Stage One Standings


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Jackson, La Union19.2 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.18.3 
 3. Williams, Olimpico.18.1 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.6 
 6. Cequeira, Sionista16.5 
 7. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.2 
 8. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol15.8 
 10. Moodie, Boca J.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.3 
 2. Griffin, Estudiantes8.6 
 3. Williams, Union S.8.2 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.6 
 5. Nelson, Quilmes MP7.5 
 6. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.4 
 7. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.3 
 8. Leiva, Penarol7.3 
 9. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 10. McFarlan, Union.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.9 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.4 
 3. Labaque, Obras4.0 
 4. Martinez, Sionista3.9 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes3.6 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.4 
 7. Salles, La Union3.4 
 8. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.3 
 9. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 10. Figueroa, Aten.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.2 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus1.8 
 3. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 4. Franco, Estudiantes1.7 
 5. Funes, C.Entrer.1.6 
 6. Labaque, Obras1.6 
 7. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.6 
 8. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 9. Lopez, Quilmes MP1.5 
 10. Woodward, Boca J.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  (208-C/F-72)
  Avg: 2
 1. Alston, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Kammerichs, Regat.1.5 
 3. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 4. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 5. Griffin, Estudiantes1.0 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.0 
 7. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 9. Leiva, Penarol0.8 
 10. Keep, Quilmes0.8 


Liga A week recap - by Facundo Iatzky
In a week where the most important thing was in Mar del Plata and the Fianl 4 of Liga de las americas won by Penarol, Liga A continued. And things stay the same. Atenas won again and in in the first position. But penarol does not relax and when play the posposed games could reach them. Sionista and Boca won both games of the weekend and remain in the first positions and Quimsa, silently is in ascent. On the other hand, Olimpico and Quilmes con tinue loosing games and they are starting to be out of time. Quilmes signed Fernando Titarelli (183-G-82) and Levi Stukes (188-G-84) to try to escape.

Top performances of the week:
Tyler Field (206-F/C-78, college: San Diego) 19 pts 8 reb 2 as in the victory of Libertad against La union
Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) 14 pts 11 reb in the victory of Atenas against Union
James Williams (204-F-79, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Brown Mackie) 21 pts 11 reb in the lost of Union against Lanus
Diego Romero (209-C-82, college: Florida St.) 24 pts 9 reb in the lost of Gimnasia against Atenas
Frank Williams (191-G-80, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Illinois) 24, 26 and 6 pts in the three games of Olimpico this week


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  AUSTRALIA   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Perth 16-11 
 2. Crocodiles 15-11 
 3. Blaze 15-11 
 4. Hawks 14-12 
 5. Breakers 13-13 
 6. Tigers 11-15 
 7. Taipans 11-16 
 8. 36ers 10-16 


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  BAHRAIN   


Standings
Premier League Standings
 1. Al Ahli 14-2 
 2. Al Manama 13-3 
 3. Muharraq 13-3 
 4. Al Hala 10-5 
 5. Issa Town 8-8 
 6. Sitra 7-9 
 7. Nuwaidrat 6-9 
 8. Al Ittihad 5-11 
 9. Al Najma 2-13 
 10. Bahrain Club 0-15 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Broadus, Suduva21.7 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev20.7 
 3. Kleiza, Alytus Alita19.8 
 4. Davis, Valmiera19.6 
 5. Gailius, Siauliai19.0 
 6. Kelys, Perlas18.9 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.18.8 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.18.6 
 9. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.18.4 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakal.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.9.6 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.5 
 3. Kieza, Suduva9.4 
 4. Watson, Zalgiris9.1 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.9.0 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera8.6 
 7. Kojenets, Liepaja8.4 
 8. Valanciunas, Perlas8.3 
 9. Morrison, TU/Rock8.3 
 10. McNaull, Norrkopi.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.8.1 
 2. Broadus, Suduva6.7 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.3 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping6.0 
 5. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.0 
 6. Maceina, Rudupis4.9 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.9 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas4.8 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.8 
 10. Kelys, Perl.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Broadus, Suduva3.0 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.7 
 3. Bitinas, Neptunas2.4 
 4. Rannula, Valga Welg2.4 
 5. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.2.3 
 6. Gervin, Norrkoping2.3 
 7. Vileita, Rudupis2.3 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai2.2 
 9. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.1 
 10. Low, Siauli.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.3.1 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas2.3 
 3. Tatarunas, Alytus A.2.1 
 4. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas1.7 
 6. Davis, Valmiera1.7 
 7. Kieza, Suduva1.6 
 8. Cresnar, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Saks, TTU K.1.5 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.1.4 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Zalgiris 13-2 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 11-0 
 3. Ventspils 8-5 
 4. Siauliai 7-5 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 6-6 
 6. TU/Rock 5-8 
 7. Valmiera 5-9 
 8. VEF Riga 4-8 
 9. Nevezis 2-9 
 10. Liepaja 2-11 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Norrkoping 6-2 
 2. Juventus 5-3 
 3. Sakalai 4-4 
 4. Techasas 4-4 
 5. Valga Welg 1-7 
Group B
 1. Perlas 6-2 
 2. Tallinna Kalev 5-3 
 3. Zemgale 4-4 
 4. Alytus Alita 3-5 
 5. Aisciai 2-6 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 6-2 
 2. TTU KK 5-3 
 3. Neptunas 5-3 
 4. Suduva 4-4 
 5. Keizarmezs 0-8 


Lietuvos Rytas signs PG Aidas Viskontas - by Eurobasket News
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius signed three and a half year contract with Aidas Viskontas (185-G-86). The 23-year old point guard will not join his new team immediately. Instead, he will finish this season with Lietuvos Rytas second team - Perlas Vilnius.
Aidas Viskontas agreed terms with Panevezys Techasas last month, but he appeared just once in Baltic league and once in LKL. In BBL he had 10 points against Rudupis, and in LKL he added 18 pts against Siauliai. Before Panevezys Techasas, Aidas Viskontas was a member of Nevezis Kedainiai two years. He also has experience from Neptunas Klaipeda, Nafta/Univer./Laivite Klaipeda and Zalgiris junior team. In 2008, Viskontas grabbed Baltic league Challenge Cup title with Nevezis Kedainiai. He helped them achieve this with 11.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 4.4 apg in 22 games.
Last season, Aidas Viskontas was named 'Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team -09'. At that time, Viskontas appeared 22 times in LKL averaging 12.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. He ended the season as the leading assistant with 6.2 apg. In Baltic league (Elite Group) he had 9.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg and 4.3 apg for 18 games.
Aidas Viskontas was a member of Lithuanian U18 and U20 National Team. His new club (Perlas Vilnius) currently has 6-10 record in LKL.



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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Liege 12-5 
 2. Charleroi 11-6 
 3. Antwerp 9-8 
 4. M.Hainaut 9-8 
 5. Oostende 9-8 
 6. Verviers-Pep. 9-8 
 7. Leuven 7-10 
 8. Aalstar 7-10 
 9. Gent 4-14 


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 14-4 
 2. Bree 12-5 
 3. Hasselt 10-8 
 4. Kangar.-Boom 10-8 
 5. Sint-Jan Ant. 10-8 
 6. De Westhoek 10-9 
 7. Waregem 9-8 
 8. Essor Charleroi 9-9 
 9. Pitzemburg 9-9 
 10. Excelsior 7-9 
 11. Zolder 6-10 
 12. Nivelles 6-10 
 13. Carnieres 6-11 
 14. Jupille 3-13 


Ethias League News - by Peter Buyse
Passe Partout Groot Leuven has signed Aleksandar Zecevic) to replace the injured Jeff Van der Jonckheyd.
Zecevic previously played in Belgium for Verviers-Pepinster.

Optima Gent American forward Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) suffered a calf injury and will be out around 3 to 4 weeks.

Antwerp Giants has extended the contracts of young Belgian players Brecht Guillemyn (192-F-87) and Maarten Rademakers (205-C-91) for the 2010-2011 season.
Roel Moors, Randy Oveneke and Bryan Hopkins are all still on the injured list.


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  CENTROBASKET   


Dominican Republic to host 2010 Centrobasket Championship - by Richard
The Dominican Republic was announced officially as the host of the 2010 Centrobasket Championship which is the qualifier for the Central American and Caribbean region for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic).
The tournament will be held at Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto of Santo Domingo from July 5-11, 2010. This coliseum was the host of the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, among other events.
FIBA Americas Secretary General, Mr. Alberto Garcia, visited the Dominican capital to meet with the authorities and sign the contract. Garcia said that the effort put by the Dominican Federation and the support from the Dominican Olympic Committee, the government and the local businesses was key in making the decision to make the tournament in the Dominican Republic.
During his visit Garcia inspected the coliseum and told the authorities to improve the air conditioning system which is currently working at 30% capacity. The Secretary General added that he didn't find more problems and the arena was in good playing condition.
'It is very important to recognize the effort put by the Dominicans to be the host because if they didn't organize the tournament they were going to be out of the Olympic Cycle and that is not good for anybody. Ruperto Herrera, President of CONCENCABA, expressed his best wishes and is committed to help so this tournament is a success,' said Garcia.
In a press conference the President of the Dominican Basketball Federation, Mr. Frank Herasme, thanked the Secretary General for the vote of confidence and promised that this tournament will be the best in history.
This tournament ten national teams for the first time, they are: Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands. The classification of Belize depends on the appeal result sent to Lausanne, Switzerland about the eligibility of some of their players that were in the 2009 COCABA Championship. If Belize loses the appeal, the next team that will qualify is Costa Rica.
The 2010 Centrobasket Championship qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez, Puerto Rico and the top three for the 2011 Pan-American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.
source: Fibaamericas


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  CHINA   


Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Guandong 21-1 
 2. Zhejiang G.L. 19-3 
 3. Xinjiang 18-3 
 4. Jiangsu 17-6 
 5. Shanghai 16-6 
 6. Liaoning 14-7 
 7. Bayi 10-12 
 8. Fujian 10-12 
 9. Shandong 9-12 
 10. Zhejiang C. 9-13 
 11. DongGuan 7-14 
 12. TianJin R. 7-15 
 13. Jilin 6-14 
 14. Shanxi Zh. 6-16 
 15. Beijing 6-16 
 16. Qingdao DS 5-16 
 17. Shaanxi 4-18 


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Shandong
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 32.9
 1. Emmett, Shandong32.9 
 2. White, Zhejiang.29.7 
 3. White, Zhejiang.29.7 
 4. Gaines, Xinjiang29.4 
 5. Edwards, Shaanxi29.3 
 6. Pickett, Shaanxi28.2 
 7. Rodgers, Jilin26.7 
 8. Lamizana, TianJ.26.5 
 9. Lucas, Shanghai26.4 
 10. Kelley, DongGu.26.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 DeAngelo COLLINS
  Jilin
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Collins, Jilin15.4 
 2. Mays, Beijing13.2 
 3. Ramos, Zhejiang.12.9 
 4. Ramos, Zhejiang.12.9 
 5. Harvey, Jiangsu11.8 
 6. Oyedeji, Liaoning11.8 
 7. Williams, Zhejiang C.11.8 
 8. Swift, Shandong11.7 
 9. Swift, Shandong11.7 
 10. Gaines, Xinjia.11.3 
Assists Per Game
 XiaoMing LU
  Fujian
  (176-G-79)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Lu, Fujian7.1 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu5.6 
 3. Parker, Guandong5.3 
 4. Allen, Xinjiang4.9 
 5. Liu, Shanghai4.7 
 6. Kelley, DongGuan4.5 
 7. Lucas, Shanghai4.5 
 8. Fahed, TianJin R.4.4 
 9. Zhang, Liaoning4.1 
 10. White, Zhejia.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Chris WILLIAMS
  Qingdao DS
  (199-F/G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Williams, Qingd.4.7 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu4.4 
 3. Parker, Guandong3.3 
 4. Wang, Bayi2.7 
 5. Emmett, Shandong2.6 
 6. Zhong, Jilin2.6 
 7. Lu, Fujian2.5 
 8. Allen, Xinjiang2.4 
 9. Pickett, Shaanxi2.4 
 10. Liu, Shangh.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve LAMIZANA
  TianJin R.
  (207-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Lamizana, TianJ.3.7 
 2. Swift, Shandong3.1 
 3. Swift, Shandong3.1 
 4. Collins, Jilin2.8 
 5. Xu, Bayi2.2 
 6. Steyn, Qingdao DS2.2 
 7. Watkins, Jiangsu2.0 
 8. Wang, Bayi1.9 
 9. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 10. Siler, Shangh.1.7 


Guangdong Beats Dongguan, Xinjiang Defeats Shanghai, Marbury Wins Again - by Arthur Volbert
Despite David Harrison's continued absence, Guangdong continued its winning ways with a 111-89 triumph over Dongguan. Guangdong is leading the league with a record of 21-1.

Guangdong's two young 7-footers, Wang Zheng and Su Wei, combined for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Wang had 9 points and 4 rebounds before fouling out in 26 minutes. Su had 6 points and 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. Zhu Fangyu led the scoring with 24 points. Smush Parker had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Liu Xiaoyu had 14 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. Du Feng, Wang Shipeng and Chen Dawei each scored 8. Cedric Simmons had 18 points and 7 rebounds for Dongguan. Zhang Kai had 16 points and 7 rebounds. He Zhongmian had 15 points and 5 rebounds. Qiu Biao scored 12. Feng Qi had 11 points and 3 assists. Tre Kelley only played 7 minutes and had 3 points. 7-3 Sun Zhe had 4 points and 4 rebounds in 18 minutes against Guangdong's young centers.

The Zhejiang Lions edged Shandong 106-105 to gain a 19-3 record. It was a game of my imports are better than your imports. White Rodney (206-F-80, college: Charlotte) had 39 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Peter John Ramos had 25 points and 14 rebounds. Zhang Wei had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Wang Bo had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Lin Chih-Chieh scored 8. Stromile Swift had 35 points and 11 rebounds for Shandong. Andre Emmett had 34 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Dai Yong had 16 points and 4 steals. Sun Jie had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Xinjiang defeated Shanghai 114-89 to get third place with an 18-3 record. Charles Gaines had 31 points and 9 rebounds. Myron Allen had 27 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. Xu Guozhong had 22 points and 3 rebounds. Mengke Bateer had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Makan had 13 points and 7 rebounds. John Lucas scored 20 points for Shanghai. Garret Siler had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Liu Wei had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Peng Fei scored 10.

Jiangsu defeated Liaoning 119-105. Yi Li had 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Donnell Harvey had 24 points and 7 rebounds. Hu Xuefeng had 23 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. Jameel Watkins had 17 points and 5 rebounds. Tang Zhengdong had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Robinson had 30 points and 5 steals for Liaoning. Liu Xiangtao and Zhang Qingpeng each scored 19. Olumide Oyedeji had 12 points and 15 rebounds. Li Xiaoxu had 8 points and 6 rebounds. Yang Ming had 8 points and 3 assists.

Stephon Marbury had 30 points, 9 rebounds and 15 assists as Shanxi Zhongyu defeated Beijing 116-107. Maurice Taylor had 22 points and 8 rebounds. Wei Mingliang scored 21. Duan Jiangpeng, in his first good game since Marbury joined the team, scored 18. Hou Bing scored 10 and Li Minggang scored 9. Chen Lei scored 33 for Beijing. Cedric Bozeman had 26 points and 10 rebounds. Ernest Brown had 20 points and 6 rebounds but fouled out in 28 minutes. Xie Libin had 16 points and 4 assists.

Tianjin defeated Fujian in overtime 113-108. Herve Lamizana had 38 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. Zhang Nan had 23 points and 7 rebounds. Brandon Crump had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Rony Fahed had 14 points and 6 assists. Gong Songlin scored 27 for Fujian. #51, listed as a 210 cm import center, had 21 points and 16 rebounds. Lu Xiaoming had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Liu Yudong had 16 points and 7 rebounds. Chris Porter had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Zhao Tailong had 10 points and 4 rebounds.

Playing without Wang Zhizhi, Bayi defeated Shaanxi 97-91. Li Ke had 33 points and 8 rebounds. Hu Ke had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Delehei scored 13. Xu Zhonghao had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and an astonishing 10 blocks. Zhang Chengyu scored 10. Tim Picket had 39 points and 10 rebounds playing the entire game for Shaanxi. Zheng Zhun had 13 points and 4 rebounds. He Ben had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Zhao Nan had 12 points and 4 rebounds. Yang Wenbo scored 11.

Zhejiang defeated Qingdao 105-92. Andre Brown had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Ding Jinhui had 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Marcus Williams had 20 points and 8 rebounds. Ju Peng had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Liu Weiwei scored 11. Chris Williams had 32 points and 6 rebounds for Qingdao. Chen Kai had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Sabah Khoury scored 14. Reggie Okosa had 13 points and 8 rebounds.



CBA Round: 23 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Jiangsu - Liaoning 119-105
Jiangsu rolled over Liaoning 119:105 at the Regular Season Round 23. Five players reached double digits as Yi Li (203-F/G-85) led them all with 28 points. Harvey Donnell posted 24 and Hu XueFeng collected 23 points, 10 assists and 8 boards. Robinson Brandon nailed 20 points in defeat.

Xinjiang - Shanghai 114-89
Xinjiang improved to 18-3 record beating Shanghai 114:89. Gaines Charles (201-F-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: S.Mississippi) stepped up with 31 points while Allen Myron nailed 27. Xu GuoChong scored 22 and Mengke Bateer had 17 points and 12 boards. Lucas John replied with 20 points in the losing effort.

Bayi - Shaanxi 97-91
Bayi jumped to 10-12 record defeating Shaanxi 97:91. Li Ke (207-C-81) top-scored for the winners with 33 points and Hu Ke had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Pickett Tim answered with 39 points and 10 rebouns in the losing effort.

Shanxi Zh. - Beijing 116-107
Marbury Stephon (187-G-77, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Georgia Tech) missed one rebound from the first tripe-double but it was enough to celebrate another victory with 116:107 over Beijing. The ex-NBA star poured in 30 points added 15 assists and 9 rebounds, while Taylor Maurice posted 22 and Wei MingLiang netted 21. Chen Lei resisted with 33 points for the team from the capital.

Guandong - DongGuan 111-89
Guandong reached 21st victory to cruise past DongGuan 111:89. Zhu Fangyu (201-F-83) paced all the winners with 24 points and Parker Smush had 21 points, 8 assists and 7 boards. Simmons Cedric finished the night with 18 points for the Leopards.

TianJin R. - Fujian 113-108
TianJin is with 7-15 record after the win over Fujian 113:108. Lamizana Herve (207-F/C-81, college: Rutgers) recorded 38 points, 19 rebounds and 13 blocks, while Zhang Nan netted 23. Gong SongLin ended up with 27 points in the losing case.

Shandong - Zhejiang G.L. 105-106
Zhejiang G.L. surived a thriller against Shandong to win 106:105 and to take 19-3 record. White Rodney (206-F-80, college: Charlotte) chipped in 39 points and had 8 boards, whilst Ramos Peter John collected 25 points and 14 rebounds. Swift Stromile and Emmett Andre combined for 60 points in defeat.

Qingdao DS - Zhejiang C. 92-105
Qingdao DS lost to Zhejiang C. 92:105 as the latter got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Brown Andre (205-F/C-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: De Paul). Ding Jinhui nailed 22 and Williams Marcus scored 20 points. Williams Chris finished the night with 32 poits in the losing effort.



CBA Round 23 - by Robert Wang
CBA round 23rd just finished and this is the last game before chinese new year holiday. Chinese new year will start from Feb.13 and all teams will rest about 1 week and will play their 24th game on Feb. 19th. Here is the game results tonight: Xin Jiang 114:89 Shang hai, Jiang su 119:105 Liao Ning, Tian Jin 113:108 Fu Jian SBS , Guang Dong 111:89 Dong Guan,Shan Xi 116:107 Bei Jing, Ba Yi 97:91 Shaan Xi, Qing Dao 92:105 Zhe Jiang Chou Zhou, Shan Dong 105:106 Guang Sha

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  CYPRUS   


Apollon brings in Nikola Lepojevic - by Eurobasket News
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon announced signing of Nikola Lepojevic (199-F-82). The 27-year old player is coming to Cyprus from the Serbian outfit Beograd. He appeared 6 times in Balkan league this season averaging 20.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists. In Serbian top division he added 13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 1.9 apg in 17 appearances.
Before Beograd, Nikola Lepojevic spent season 2008/09 with the Russian team Universitet-Yugra Surgut. He appeared 27 times in A Superleague registering 11.4 ppg, 3 rpg and 1.7 apg. In Play-Out, Lepojevic exploded with 16.5 ppg and 3.5 in four games. In 2007/08 he was a member of Khimik-OPZ Yuzny and later Polpak Swiecie. Lepojevic also has experience from Greece as he played for GS Larissa and AEL Larissa. In his first season in Greece (2005/06), Lepojevic had 4.9 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 26 games. After that, with AEL Larissa he slightly improved to 5.8 ppg and 1.7 rpg for 15 appearances. In the past, he also was a member of Crvena Zvezda Beograd, OKK Beograd and Sloga Kraljevo.
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon currently has 7-7 score in Cypriot top division. In the last round they faced with 75-85 home loss against Etha.


Madisons Apoel Nicosia sign Marcus Hall - by Eurobasket
Madisons Apoel Nicosia added to their roster 25-year old American guard Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado). Hall played most recently at Fastweb Junior Casale Monferrato (Italy). While playing 13 games for Fastweb CM this season he averaged 12.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg. Hall played also pro basketball in Bulgaria and Italy.
Marcus had a very succesful 2008-09 season, he was awarded:
Bulgarian Cup Winner -09
Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Honorable Mention -09
Eurobasket.com Balkan League All-Imports Team -09
Bulgarian League Regular Season Runner-Up -09
Bulgarian League Semifinals -09
Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Player of the Year -09
Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Guard of the Year -09
Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Import Player of the Year -09
Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League 1st Team -09
Eurobasket.com Bulgarian League All-Imports Team -09

in his first game with APOEL, Hall played 19 minutes at the Eurochallenge and scored 12 points, and 2 assisis.
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Novy Jicin 25-3 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 25-3 
 3. BK Prostejov 25-5 
 4. BK Pardubice 19-9 
 5. BK Decin 17-11 
 6. BK B&W Opava 12-16 
 7. BC Kolin 11-17 
 8. USK Praha 11-18 
 9. Basketbol Brno 9-18 
 10. NH Ostrava 8-20 
 11. Podebrady 7-21 
 12. Vysehrad 1-29 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. McKay, USK P.23.6 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.3 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin17.0 
 4. Sarovic, Novy Jicin16.7 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.15.9 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.4 
 7. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.9 
 8. Stec, BK B&W O.14.8 
 9. Thomas, Podebrady14.7 
 10. Reinberger, Bask.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.3 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.3 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.1 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.4 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.1 
 6. Houska, BK Decin6.8 
 7. Machac, BC Kolin6.7 
 8. Payne, NH Ostrava6.6 
 9. Platt, BC Kolin6.3 
 10. Arnold, BK Par.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  Novy Jicin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sanders, Novy Jicin5.0 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.5 
 3. Jones, BC Kolin4.3 
 4. Mitchell, NH Os.4.3 
 5. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.1 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.0 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.9 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.5 
 10. Skibniewski, BK P.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.3 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.2 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.2 
 5. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.1 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.0 
 7. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.0 
 8. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.9 
 9. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 10. Sanders, Novy Jic.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.6 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.1.5 
 3. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 4. Ford, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.3 
 6. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.2 
 8. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Ricci, CEZ Nymbu.1.0 


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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 26-6 
 2. Dakota W. 16-13 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 16-14 
 4. Erie Bay H. 12-20 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 9-18 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 23-8 
 2. Austin T. 19-10 
 3. Maine R.Claws 19-11 
 4. Albuquerque 16-14 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 16-14 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 16-15 
 2. Idaho S. 14-15 
 3. Reno Bighorns 12-16 
 4. Bakersfield J. 8-22 
 5. Los Angeles D. 7-17 
 6. Springfield A. 5-22 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Malik HAIRSTON
  San Antonio S.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Hairston, Austin T.29.3 
 2. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 3. Harris, Rio Grande26.4 
 4. Williams, Sioux F.25.8 
 5. Farmer, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 7. Taylor, Idaho S.23.1 
 8. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 9. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.0 
 10. Tolliver, Idaho.21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Jones, Austin T.14.8 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.7 
 5. Bryant, Erie Bay H.10.3 
 6. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.9.9 
 7. Harris, Rio Grande9.8 
 8. Simpson, Los A.9.5 
 9. Barron, Iowa E.9.4 
 10. Looby, Albuquerq.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.8 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande8.9 
 3. Jackson, Erie B.7.6 
 4. Curry, Springfield A.7.4 
 5. Clinkscales, Erie B.7.2 
 6. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.7.0 
 7. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 8. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.7 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.6.4 
 10. Anderson, Rio.5.9 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 4. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.2 
 5. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 7. Baker, Dakota W.2.0 
 8. Jackson, Erie B.1.9 
 9. Jerrells, Austin T.1.9 
 10. Simpson, Los.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.6 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque3.5 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Looby, Rio Grande2.6 
 6. Benson, Reno B.1.8 
 7. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 8. Trybanski, Reno B.1.7 
 9. Simpson, Los A.1.6 
 10. Dorsey, Rio Gran.1.5 


Latest games - by Eurobasket News
Erie Bay H. - Iowa E. 82-85
Othyus Jeffers (6'5''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Robert Morris) scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Iowa Energy defeated the Erie BayHawks 85-82 Tuesday night in Des Moines. Courtney Sims (6'11''-C-83, college: Michigan) had 14 and Earl Barron added 12 pts, plus 7 rebounds. The BayHawks were led by John Bryant, who finished with 18 points while Mike Gansey registered 12 points and a game high 15 rebounds. Iowa improves to a league best 26-6 on the year while Erie falls to 10-18.

Bakersfield J. - Dakota W. 101-105
Tuesday night marked a bittersweet return to the Bismarck Civic Center for Bakersfield Jam guard Blake Ahearn (6'2''-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Missouri St.). He came back to the building where he had two successful seasons as a member of the Dakota Wizards and was greeted with a warm reception from some familiar faces. Unfortunately for Ahearn, his new Bakersfield squad was on the losing end of an exciting 105-101 game that came down to the final seconds. Ahearn led the Jam in scoring with 25 points. Brian Butch (6'11''-F/C-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) had 16 points and 16 rebounds for Bakersfield. The Wizards were again led in scoring by Beck, who notched 23 points. Dakota's Baker had 14 points, eleven rebounds and eight assists, barely missing his second triple-double in three games. *Courteys of www.oursportscentral.com

Idaho S. - Reno Bighorns 116-122 OT
In a game that included 21 lead changes, it was a clutch second-half effort by D.J. Darryl Strawberry (6'5''-G-85, college: Maryland) that lifted the Reno Bighorns to a 122-116 overtime victory over the Idaho Stampede Tuesday afternoon in the Reno Events Center. Reno's Dave Noel missed a field goal attempt as time expired with the game tied in the fourth quarter to force overtime. In the extra frame, though, the Bighorns (12-16) outscored the Stampede (13-15) 17-11 to collect the victory in the front end of back-to-back matchups between the two teams. Darryl Strawberry scored just six points in 13 minutes of action in the first half, but he would come to life in second half to carry Reno to the win. Darryl Strawberry finished with 27 points, eight assists and six steals. He connected on 12-of-22 attempts from the floor, including 3-of-5 three-point tries. Desmon Farmer (6'5''-G-81, college: USC) led all scorers with 31 points, while Rod Benson recorded another double-double with 18 points and 10 boards. All five Idaho starters scored in double figures, led by a 29-point effort from Donnell Taylor. The remaining four Stampede starters all registered double-doubles on the day. Idaho out-rebounded Reno 58-43, though the Bighorns shot 50 percent (50-of-100) from the floor on Tuesday. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Rio Grande - Ft.Wayne MA 118-101
Will Conroy (6'2''-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Washington) tallied his fifth career D-League triple-double, scoring 13 points with 15 assists and 13 rebounds in his return to the Rio Grande Valley line-up as he helped a short- handed Vipers squad to a 118-101 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants Tuesday night at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Conroy's triple-double is the second ever in Vipers history. With the win the Vipers improve to 23-8, the loss drops the Mad Ants to 10-18. Michael Harris (6'6''-F-83, college: Rice) once again led the Vipers in scoring 33 points on 14-25 shooting while hauling in six rebounds. Antonio Anderson was the spark for the Vipers end of first quarter rally and he finished with 23 points with five assists and four boards. Craig Winder scored 20 off the bench for RGV, while Stan Asumnu scored 10 and finished a rebound shy of a double-double. Jonathan Wallace scored 11 to round out the double-digit scorers for RGV. Conroy's 15 assists equaled the assist output for the entire Ft. Wayne club. Milwaukee Bucks assignee Joe Alexander scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half to lead the scoring output for the Mad Ants. Rob Kurz scored 18 and Jared Reiner added 10 points with each bringing down seven boards. Ron Howard scored 14 in his return to the Ft. Wayne line- up while Oliver Lafayette scored 12 with six assists. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Tulsa 66ers - Los Angeles D. 101-100
Tulsa escaped from Los Angeles with a valuable 101-100road victory last night. Tulsa seemed to have the game in hand as they opened up a double-digit in the third quarter and entered the final frame up 80-68, but LA staged a furious comeback only to fall short in the final minute. The home squad jumped out to a quick start, as the D-Fenders went up 19-9 with a little more than five minutes to go in the first quarter, but the 66ers went on a 17-6 run to end the quarter up 26-25. In the final quarter the D-Fenders outscored the 66ers 16-5 in the last four plus minutes of the game, but a Larry Owens free throw with under a minute left put the game out of reach. Latavious Williams (6'8''-F-91) scored 15 points and grabbed a game high 13 rebounds, while Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: Arizona) led the 66ers with 21 points as they improve to 15-14. Joe Crawford scored 11 of his game high 22 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the D-Fenders drop to 9-16 on the season. *by Surujh Roopnarine

Austin T. - Springfield A. 132-101
Austin invaded Springfield and destroyed the Armor 132-101 last night at the MassMutual Center. In a sloppy game which saw 31 combined turnovers from both teams and numerous technical fouls and ejections, Austin proved the more talented and more stable team. The Armor let the refs and the Toros get to them as head coach Dee Brown was ejected in the third quarter, while Abdulai Jalloh, Dante Milligan and Marcus Campbell each were assessed technical fouls. The third quarter was especially ugly as Austin outscored Springfield 44-20. Austin, which improves to 18-10 on the season, was led by Malik Hairston (6'6''-G-87, college: Oregon) and his game high 32 points. Dwayne Jones (6'11''-C-83, college: St.Joseph's) picked up yet another double-double, finishing with 13 points and 14 rebounds in 32 minutes. In a telling sign of their domination, every Toros player who saw the court scored. The Armor, who were playing for the second time in three days, fall to 5-22 on the season and 0-3 versus the Toros. Morris Almond scored a team-high 27 points, but on 9-22 shooting. JamesOn Curry, dished out a game high nine assists while scoring 19 points. *by Surujh Roopnarine


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Dominican Republic to host 2010 Centrobasket Championship - by Richard
The Dominican Republic was announced officially as the host of the 2010 Centrobasket Championship which is the qualifier for the Central American and Caribbean region for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic).
The tournament will be held at Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto of Santo Domingo from July 5-11, 2010. This coliseum was the host of the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, among other events.
FIBA Americas Secretary General, Mr. Alberto Garcia, visited the Dominican capital to meet with the authorities and sign the contract. Garcia said that the effort put by the Dominican Federation and the support from the Dominican Olympic Committee, the government and the local businesses was key in making the decision to make the tournament in the Dominican Republic.
During his visit Garcia inspected the coliseum and told the authorities to improve the air conditioning system which is currently working at 30% capacity. The Secretary General added that he didn't find more problems and the arena was in good playing condition.
'It is very important to recognize the effort put by the Dominicans to be the host because if they didn't organize the tournament they were going to be out of the Olympic Cycle and that is not good for anybody. Ruperto Herrera, President of CONCENCABA, expressed his best wishes and is committed to help so this tournament is a success,' said Garcia.
In a press conference the President of the Dominican Basketball Federation, Mr. Frank Herasme, thanked the Secretary General for the vote of confidence and promised that this tournament will be the best in history.
This tournament ten national teams for the first time, they are: Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands. The classification of Belize depends on the appeal result sent to Lausanne, Switzerland about the eligibility of some of their players that were in the 2009 COCABA Championship. If Belize loses the appeal, the next team that will qualify is Costa Rica.
The 2010 Centrobasket Championship qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez, Puerto Rico and the top three for the 2011 Pan-American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.
source: Fibaamericas


CDP TRANSACTIONS - by Oscar Peralta
CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago has announce that they have signed John Jackson (206-F-74, college: Mississippi) and Duke Freeman-McKamey (208-F-80, college: Fordham) both well known in the Dominican Republic. They both played for CDP last year and are in hopes of this time making the playoffs. Also joining them will be Franklin Matos (190-G-82) who is consider the franchise player, Adris Deleon (180-G-84, college: E.Washington) who did a good job for the team last season, and the rest will also be returning players from last season. They will coached by Nelson Urena . This team will be the same as last year because they were put together late in the season, managemebt feels that if the team was put together from the begining of the season they would of made the playoffs.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO HOST THE 2010 CENTROBASKET CHAMPIONSHIP - by Ozell Wells
SANTO DOMINGO (2010 Centrobasket Championship) The Dominican Republic was announced officially as the host of the 2010 Centrobasket Championship which is the qualifier for the Central American and Caribbean region for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic).

The tournament will be held at Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto of Santo Domingo from July 5-11, 2010. This coliseum was the host of the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, among other events.

FIBA Americas Secretary General, Mr. Alberto Garcia, visited the Dominican capital to meet with the authorities and sign the contract. Garcia said that the effort put by the Dominican Federation and the support from the Dominican Olympic Committee, the government and the local businesses was key in making the decision to make the tournament in the Dominican Republic.

During his visit Garcia inspected the coliseum and told the authorities to improve the air conditioning system which is currently working at 30% capacity. The Secretary General added that he didn't find more problems and the arena was in good playing condition.

'It is very important to recognize the effort put by the Dominicans to be the host because if they didn't organize the tournament they were going to be out of the Olympic Cycle and that is not good for anybody. Ruperto Herrera, President of CONCENCABA, expressed his best wishes and is committed to help so this tournament is a success,' said Garcia.

In a press conference the President of the Dominican Basketball Federation, Mr. Frank Herasme, thanked the Secretary General for the vote of confidence and promised that this tournament will be the best in history.

This tournament ten national teams for the first time, they are: Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands. The classification of Belize depends on the appeal result sent to Lausanne, Switzerland about the eligibility of some of their players that were in the 2009 COCABA Championship. If Belize loses the appeal, the next team that will qualify is Costa Rica.

The 2010 Centrobasket Championship qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez, Puerto Rico and the top three for the 2011 Pan-American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.
courtesy of FIBA


CUPES TRANSACTIONS - by Oscar Peralta
Cupes de los Pepines has announce that the have signed once again Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St.) and DeeAndre Hulett (200-G/F-80, college: Coll.Sequoias CC) who is coming off a 2 year suspension in Dominican Republic. They will join top team scorer Osvaldo Lopez (189-G/F-83), Hugo Rodriguez (195-F-81), newly acquired point guard Manny Quezada (188-G-85, college: USF), and many other returning players from last season. They will be coach by Vicente Contreras for the 4th year in a row. This will be a good team and will be a contender for the championship once again.

SAMEJI TRANSACTIONS - by Oscar Peralta
Sameji has announce that they have signed Marlon Martinez (204-F/C-79) and Juan Coronado (196-G-84) both are also returning from last season and both were members of the Dominican Republic national team this past summer. They will once again be coach by Melvyn Lopez who was an assistant coach for the Dominican Republic national team. They will also have Amaury Filion (206-C/F-81), Marcel Giron (197-F-82), Daniel Tavares (206-F-84, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.), Joerickson Duvarsier (182-G-81) and many others from last years roster.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony TUCKER
  BC Donetsk
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Tucker, BC Donetsk23.4 
 2. Mitchell, Khimik21.3 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga20.2 
 4. Greene, Aalstar20.2 
 5. Flores, Krasnie .19.5 
 6. Perry, BC Donetsk18.2 
 7. Banks, Liege18.1 
 8. Simon, Strasbourg17.8 
 9. Smith, Keravnos17.8 
 10. Burlacu, Ploies.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Conley, Wels10.8 
 2. Burlacu, Ploiesti10.2 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Blanchard, Khimik9.3 
 5. Thomas, Liege9.3 
 6. Nsonwu, Roanne8.9 
 7. Simon, Strasbourg8.3 
 8. Tomic, KK.8.2 
 9. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.8 
 10. Anderson, Goe.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga9.8 
 2. Everett, Chalon8.2 
 3. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.2 
 4. Covic, FMP5.7 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik5.7 
 6. Bremer, Krasnie .5.6 
 7. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.5 
 8. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.5 
 9. Cooper, Keravnos5.3 
 10. Kelly,.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Baris ERMIS
  Banvit
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ermis, Banvit3.0 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.7 
 3. Mitchell, Khimik2.7 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.5 
 5. Green, Scavolini PS2.4 
 6. Woodside, Gravelines2.3 
 7. Fields, Wels2.3 
 8. Kolchenko, Khimik2.3 
 9. Lukashov, BC Kyiv2.2 
 10. Krstic,.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  TU/Rock
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morrison, TU/Rock2.0 
 2. Gray, Chalon2.0 
 3. Owens, BC Donetsk1.7 
 4. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 5. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv1.7 
 6. Shukhovtsov, Lokomo.1.3 
 7. Darden, Strasbourg1.3 
 8. Talts, TU/Rock1.2 
 9. Zoric, KK.1.1 
 10. Cisse,.1.1 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Samuel MEJIA
  Cholet
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Mejia, Cholet22.8 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas21.8 
 3. Daniels, Azovmash21.0 
 4. Rizvic, Azovmash20.3 
 5. Washington, Galatasa.19.8 
 6. Wright, PGE Turow19.3 
 7. Rancik, Galatasaray19.3 
 8. Popovic, Unics19.2 
 9. Neal, Benetton TV19.0 
 10. Rush, Trium.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erik DANIELS
  Azovmash
  (204-G/F-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Daniels, Azovmash10.4 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.10.0 
 3. Slaughter, Nancy9.0 
 4. Monya, Dynamo M.8.3 
 5. Augustine, Gran C.7.8 
 6. Boisa, Zadar7.5 
 7. Dudley, T.Telekom7.4 
 8. Robinson, Cholet7.3 
 9. Rancik, Galatasaray7.0 
 10. Falker, Chol.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Markovic, Hemofarm5.8 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas5.7 
 3. Greer, Nancy5.2 
 4. Valters, DKV J.5.1 
 5. Popovic, Unics4.9 
 6. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.9 
 7. Acik, T.Telekom4.7 
 8. Fields, Spartak SP4.5 
 9. Jordan, Telekom B.4.4 
 10. House, Azovma.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Terrell LYDAY
  Unics
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lyday, Unics3.0 
 2. Slaughter, Nancy2.8 
 3. House, Azovmash2.8 
 4. Thompson, Hap.Jeru.2.5 
 5. Markovic, Hemofarm2.2 
 6. Neal, Benetton TV2.1 
 7. Washington, Galatasa.2.0 
 8. Chatman, Besiktas2.0 
 9. Sergeev, Triumph2.0 
 10. Jasaitis, Galatasar.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasan RIZVIC
  Azovmash
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rizvic, Azovmash3.0 
 2. Slaughter, Nancy2.0 
 3. Riddick, Charleroi1.8 
 4. Flomo, Telekom B.1.7 
 5. Achara, Angelico BI1.7 
 6. Monya, Dynamo M.1.5 
 7. Plaisted, Zadar1.5 
 8. Pasco, Angelico BI1.3 
 9. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.3 
 10. Pettway, Ventspi.1.3 


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Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1. Partizan 2-0 
 2. Marousi BC 1-1 
 3. Regal Barca 1-1 
 4. Panathinaikos 0-2 
Group F
 1. MMC Real M. 1-1 
 2. Maccabi T-A 1-1 
 3. Montepaschi 1-1 
 4. Efes Pilsen 1-1 
Group G
 1. CSKA 3-0 
 2. Assec.Prokom 2-1 
 3. Unicaja 1-2 
 4. Zalgiris 0-3 
Group H
 1. Olympiakos 3-0 
 2. Caja Laboral 1-1 
 3. Khimky 1-1 
 4. Cibona 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  U.Olimpija
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Walsh, U.Olimpija17.3 
 2. Maric, Partizan16.8 
 3. Kleiza, Olympiakos16.6 
 4. Woods, Assec.Pr.16.5 
 5. Batiste, Panathin.15.9 
 6. Tomas, Cibona15.8 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.15.6 
 8. Langdon, CSKA15.3 
 9. Teletovic, Caja L.14.8 
 10. Childress, Olympiak.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis WATSON
  Zalgiris
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Watson, Zalgiris10.1 
 2. Maric, Partizan9.1 
 3. Kleiza, Olympiakos7.4 
 4. Roberts, Partizan7.3 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA7.2 
 6. Woods, Assec.Pr.6.5 
 7. Javtokas, Khimky6.4 
 8. Splitter, Caja L.6.2 
 9. Fotsis, Panathinaikos5.8 
 10. Burrell, Assec.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Thodoros PAPALOUKAS
  Olympiakos
  (200-G-77)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Papaloukas, Olymp.6.7 
 2. Cook, Unicaja5.6 
 3. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.4 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca5.2 
 5. McIntyre, Montepas.4.8 
 6. Khryapa, CSKA4.5 
 7. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 8. Spanoulis, Panath.4.3 
 9. Sciarra, Orleans4.2 
 10. Huertas, Caja.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bojan POPOVIC
  Efes Pilsen
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.4 
 2. Lukauskis, AS.2.3 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.2.2 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA2.0 
 5. Gordon, Cibona1.9 
 6. Dobbins, Orleans1.9 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.1.8 
 8. Smith, Efes Pilsen1.8 
 9. Perperoglou, Panath.1.8 
 10. Prigioni, MMC.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Slavko VRANES
  Partizan
  (229-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vranes, Partizan1.9 
 2. Fischer, Maccabi .1.5 
 3. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.4 
 4. Sow, Assec.Prokom1.4 
 5. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 6. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 7. Lasme, Maccabi T-A1.3 
 8. Morris, Regal B.1.3 
 9. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.3 
 10. Javtokas, Khim.1.2 


Montepaschi lands Uros Slokar - by Eurobasket News
Montepaschi Siena announced signing of Uros Slokar (210-F/C-83) for rest of the season. The 26-year old power forward terminated his contract with Union Olimpija few days ago and immediately arrived to Siena. He appeared 9 times in Euroleague this season averaging 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. In Adriatic league he added 8.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg for 20 games.
Uros Slokar is not a new face in Italy. He played in Serie A last season as a member of GMAC Real Estate Bologna. For 15 league games he had 4.9 ppg and 4.8 rpg. In EuroCup, Slokar registered 4.7 ppg in 3 matchups. Before GMAC Bologna, Slokar spent one season with Russian Triumph Lyubertsy. Season 2006/07, Uros Slokar spent in NBA with Toronto Raptors. He got a chance in 20 games averaging 1.9 points. Before his move overseas, Uros Slokar celebrated Italian Serie A title with Benetton Treviso. He helped the team achieve this with 4.9 ppg and 3.1 rpg in 45 games. That was his third year with Benetton, where he arrived in 2003. Slokar is a product of the Slovenian team Geoplin Slovan.
Uros Slokar is an active member of Slovenian National Team. On EuroBasket 2009 in Poland he averaged 5.1 points and 4 rebounds in 7 games. Slovenia ended it on forth place. With Team Slovenia, Slokar also played on EuroBasket 2005 in Serbia, World Championship 2006 in Japan and EuroBasket 2007 in Spain.


Top 16, Round 3: Wednesday's games - by Eurobasket News
Group G
Unicaja - Zalgiris 86-68
Unicaja grabbed the first victory in Top 16. The team from Malaga blasted Zalgiris 86-68 jumping to third place in Group G. Juan Dixon (191-G-78, college: Maryland) led Unicaja in scoring with 16 points, Robert Archibald (212-C/F-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) had 15 points and 8 boards, while Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) and Omar Cook (7 as) netted 14 and 13 pts respectively. In Zalgiris (0-3), Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) and Martynas Pocius (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) posted 11 pts each.

CSKA - Assec.Prokom 84-73
CSKA handed 84-73 loss to Asseco Prokom remaining on top of Group G with perfect 3-0 record. The Polish powerhouse also was undefeated before this meeting, but now they dropped to second place with 2-1. Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) stepped up for CSKA with 18 points and 10 rebounds. J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell) had 17 pts and Trajan Langdon (192-G-76, college: Duke) followed with 3 less. The winners also had Viktor Khryapa (204-F/G-82) with 13, and Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) with 11 pts each. In the loosing squad, Qyntel Woods (203-F/G-81, college: N.Mississippi JC) collected 16 points, 5 boards and 5 assists. David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis) (6 rebs) and Ratko Varda (216-C/F-79) scored 15 pts apiece. This is 10th straight win for CSKA.

Group H
Olympiakos - Cibona 78-75
Olympiakos stays perfect after 3 rounds in Group H. The Reds escaped with 78-75 home win against Cibona mostly owing to Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) and Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78), who scored 17 and 16 points respectively. Teodosic had 5 assists beside that and Vujcic pulled down 6 rebounds. Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) followed them with 11 points and 9 boards. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) shined in loss with 23, while Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) collected 20 pts, 5 boards and 5 assists. Their team stays winless in Top 16.



Partizan Belgrade - Regal F.C. Barcelona Disciplinary Judge decision - by Richard
Euroleague Basketball's independent disciplinary judge, Mr. Patrick Grandjean, has dismissed the protest against the referees' decision concerning the last play of the Top 16 Week 2 game, BC Partizan Igokea Beograd - Regal FC Barcelona. The protest filed by Regal FC Barcelona with regards to its final attempt to score in overtime.
After having evaluated all the necessary information the Independent judge states in his final decision:

'The refereeing team judged that the last ball shot by Mr. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) had no chance to enter the basket when it was touched by Mr. Lawrence Roberts. There is no doubt that this resolution is a decision 'on points of fact connected with play' and, therefore, 'shall be final so far as the result of the game is concerned'. In other words, the Officiating Crew considered that the conditions of article 31.2.6 OBR2008 were not fulfilled. This decision was made within the proper administration of the 'Rules of the game' (FIBA Official Basketball Rules) and is not the result of an arbitrary choice or obviously unfounded evaluation of the situation. There is no evidence of an eventual breach of impartiality, which could be inconsistent with the principles of justice and fairness as provided by article 2 of the Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Regulations. '
'As a result, the Disciplinary Judge considers that his intervention in the present matter is not justified, as there is no regulatory base allowing him to overrule or re-examine the field referees' decision, which is final.
Additionally the Judge made reference to the Officiating Crews use of the Instant Replay, referencing Euroleague Basketball By Laws Appendix XII:
Article 1. Instant replay would be automatically referred to in the following situations:
a) A field goal made with no time remaining on the main game clock (0:00) at the end of any period or any extra period.
b) A foul called with no time remaining on the main game clock (0:00) at the end of any period or any extra period ().
Included in his final decision the Judge has also considered that not only the Officiating Crew had no reason to use the video replay system in the present case, but it should not have made the images accessible to the coaches of the teams or to other persons.
source: Euroleague


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  FINLAND   


Korisliiga Round: 32 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
ToPo - Honka 98-65
ToPo coasted past Honka for the 21st win in the season. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) scored 22 points to lead the charge. Tyray Pearson contributed 19 points and 11 boards for ToPo. Sasu Salin responded with 15 points for Honka.

Korihait - Kouvot 79-83
Kouvot overcame Korihait on the road. Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82, agency: Rasmussen Services) and Kye Shiloh added 19 points each for the winners. Ajene Moye added 17 points for Kouvot as they improved at 25-7 record. Arizona Reid responded with 21 points for Korihait. Josh Gonner produced 20 points and 6 boards in the losing effort.

KTP - LrNMKY 102-87
KTP earned the 18th win in the championship as they toppled LrNMKY. Ian Young (191-G-81, college: Auburn) tallied 25 points, 9 assists and 4 boards to lead KTP. ISaac Spencer added 18 points, 9 boards and 5 assists in the victory. J'Son Stamper responded with 28 points, 15 boards and 5 steals for LrNMKY.

Salon Vilpas - FoKoPo 73-71
Salon Vilpas celebrated a narrow victory against FoKoPo. The Vikings were paced by Charlie Burgess (185-G-84, college: Texas Tech) who scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Lawrence Hamm notched 19 points and 11 boards in the victory. Alex Barnett responded with 19 points and 13 boards for FoKoPo.

Karhu - Namika Lahti 113-89
Reggie Golson (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) scored 24 points as Karhu cruised past Namika Lahti. Jeremiah Wood added 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Ricky Hickman answered with 27 points for Namika Lahti. Ray Nixon secured 21 points and 12 boards in the losing effort.

Pyrinto - Kataja 93-98
Pyrinto suffered the seventh loss in the season and allowed Kouvot to catch with them on top of the ladder. This time the Tampere outfit surrendered against Kataja at home court. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Portland St.) fired 21 points to lead the visitors. Kristian Clarkson netted 20 points for the winners. Keenth Lowe and Chris Hester came up with 25 points each for Pyrinto.



KORISLIIGA: Thriller at Salo - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 32: All 12 Teams want to play in Top League. No Team wants to fall to division 1. But one must go. Still twelve regular season rounds left, when Vilpas (Salo)
(# 12) and FoKoPo (Forssa) (#11) meeting tonight in a thriller at Salo. Rodrick Stewart (193-G-84, college: Kansas) (FoKoPo) fouls against Charlie Burgess (185-G-84, college: Texas Tech), who makes both FTs with two seconds to go and Vilpas wins first time this year: 73-71. Vilpas record now 7-25, which is only one game behind FoKoPo (8-24). Burgess led Vilpas with 20 pts. Alex Barnett (198-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Dartmouth) (FoKoPo) had a double-double 19/13. On top # 1 Team Pyrinto (Tampere) struggles nowadays. Pyrinto was 20-2 untill new year, but only 5-5 this year by now. Tonight Pyrinto lost again at home, when Kataja (Joensuu) gave a lesson to the hosts. Pyrinto got only three points from the bench. Kataja instead got 35 pts help outside the starters. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Portland St.) led Kataja with 21 pts.
Then three clear victories. KTP (Kotka) beat YMCA Lappeenranta 102-87 and Ian Young (191-G-81, college: Auburn) again as the leading scorer on KTP roster. Karhu (Kauhajoki) crushed YMCA Lahti 113-89. Reggie Golson (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) netted 24 pts and Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) had a triple double: 18 pts, 18 rbs and 10 assists. YMCA Lahti missed Corey Rouse (203-F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: E.Carolina), who is on injured list (thumb fracture). And in Helsinki Torpan Pojat crushed Honka (Espoo) by 33 pts: 98-65. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) led ToPo with his season high 22 pts (treys 5/5). Tyray Pearson (201-F-80, college: Iowa St.) had a double-double 19 pts/11 rbs. Honka missed Jukka Matinen (203-F-78), who sprained his ankle at practise on Tuesday. Honka needs also badly a new American player to replace Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego), who left the team a few days ago.
Vilpas - FoKoPo 73-71 (41-36) (Charlie Burgess 20, Lawrence Hamm 19/11, Roope Ahonen 17 - Alex Barnett 19/13, Durell Vinson 16/15, Rodrick Stewart 13).
Pyrinto - Kataja 93-98 (41-41) (Chris Hester 25, Kenny Lowe 25, Damon Williams 22/13 - Jeb Ivey 21, Kristian Clarkson 20, Tim Whitworth 16).
KTP - YMCA Lappeenranta 102-87 (52-46) (Ian Young 25, Isaac Spencer 18, Mikael Holme 15 - JaSon Stamper 28/15, Akeem Scott 24, Robert Turner 14).
Kauhajoki - YMCA Lahti 113-89 (49-36) (Reggie Golson 24, Jeremiah Wood 18/18/10, Roni Leimu 17 - Ricky Hickman 27, Ray Nixon 21, Ville Vesala 13).
Torpan Pojat - Honka 98-65 (52-34) (Timo Heinonen 22, Tyray Pearson 19/11, Corey Smith 14 - Sasu Salin 15, Carl Elliott 14, Carl Lindbom 13).


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kouvot 25-7 
 2. Pyrinto 25-7 
 3. ToPo 21-11 
 4. KTP 18-13 
 5. Honka 18-14 
 6. LrNMKY 18-14 
 7. Korihait 15-17 
 8. Namika Lahti 14-18 
 9. Kataja 12-19 
 10. Karhu 10-22 
 11. FoKoPo 8-24 
 12. Salon Vilpas 7-25 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.9 
 2. Washington, KTP22.5 
 3. Trotter, ToPo22.0 
 4. Turner, LrNM.19.9 
 5. Golson, Karhu19.9 
 6. Lowe, Pyrinto19.4 
 7. Wood, Karhu19.1 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.19.1 
 9. Stamper, LrNM.18.8 
 10. Belser, Hon.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Wood, Karhu14.5 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.2 
 3. McDade, KTP11.9 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.7 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.10.7 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto10.4 
 7. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 9. Kotti, Honka9.7 
 10. Smith, Kar.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Wood, Karhu5.1 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.0 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.9 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto3.7 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.3 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.1 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 9. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.9 
 10. Elliott, Hon.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.0 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.8 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.7 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.2.2 
 6. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 8. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 9. Bradford, Kataja1.9 
 10. Washington, K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristian CLARKSON
  Kataja
  (202-F-84)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.8 
 3. Stamper, LrNM.0.8 
 4. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 5. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 6. Niskanen, Karhu0.7 
 7. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 8. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 9. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 10. Riley, Namika Lah.0.6 


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  FRANCE   


Pro B, Round 20 review: Visitors grab six wins - by Eurobasket News
Limoges - Charleville 90-63
Limoges destroyed Charleville last night remaining the second the second ranked team in the league with 15-5 record. Aurelien Salmon (205-F-87) this time stepped up for Limoges draining 25 points. Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) replied with 17 points in defeat and his Charleville dropped to 9-11.

Clermont - Le Portel 77-81
Le Portel grabbed nice 77-81 road in against Clermont mostly owing to Ronnie Taylor (188-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro), who had 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Dejan Sencanski (198-F-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Abil.Christian) and Nigel Wyatte followed with 14 points each. In Clermont (7-13), Jermaine Bucknor shined with 25 points and 6 boards.

Nanterre - Lille 79-56
Nanterre had an easy job against Lille improving to 12-8. Zeb Cope (205-F-82, college: William & Mary) was the leading scorer in victory with 18 points. He had 6 of 7 for FG2, 2 of 2 from behind the arc and all of that for just 14 minutes on the floor. Evan Fournier (198-G/F-92) followed with 16 pts. In Lille (10-10), Adam Payton delivered 10 pts.

Nantes - Boulazac 75-78
9-11 for Boulazac and 7-13 for Nantes after this game. Rashad Jennings (203-F-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: UALR) came up with 17 points and 9 rebounds in victory, while Jonathan Aka (203-F-86) was behind him with 15 pts and 9 boards. Mehdi Labeyrie replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Brest - Maurienne 73-81
Maurienne cruised past the last ranked Brest having Chris Dunn (191-G-83, college: W.Virginia St.) on fire with 26 points. Thomas Yvrande (195-F-84) and Moses Sonko (8 rebs) added 13 and 12 points respectively. In the loosing squad, Armand Charles had double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Maurienne 13-7, Brest 6-14.

St Vallier - Bourg 61-71
Valuable road win for Bourg, who stays in group of the teams with 13-7 record. Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) was a key player in this victory with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Jonathan McClark (200-F-77, college: Rider) delivered 17 pts and pulled down 7 rebs. In St Vallier (9-11), Amadi McKenzie had 12 points and 10 boards.

Bordeaux - Evreux 81-87
Evreux registered 13th victory of the season having 5 players with double-digits in scoring. Michael Doles (198-F-82, college: Va Commonwealth) was the leading one with 19 points. Joshua Gomes (190-G-83, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: E.Illinois) had 16 and James Mathis added one point less. The hosts (7-13) got 22 points from Jose Olivero.

Fos Ouest - Pau-Lacq-Ort. 71-92
Pau-Lacq-Orthez stays on top of Pro B standings with 16-4 record. Antoine Mendy (198-F-83) top-scored with 17 points for just 14 minutes on the court. Teddy Gipson (193-G/F-80, agency: 540 Sports, college: Arkansas) netted 16 pts and handed out 7 assists in this victory. David Huertas replied with 19 points for Fos Ouest (7-13).

Quimper - Antibes 69-65
Quimper joined Brest with 6-14 score and now these two teams are at the bottom of Pro B standings together. Marius Runkauskas (189-G-86) led the hosts with 23 points and 5 rebounds, while Andrew Lovedale (203-F-85, college: Davidson) added 19 pts and 7 rebs. In Antibes (8-12), Darnell Harris posted 18 points.


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 16-4 
 2. Limoges 15-5 
 3. Le Portel 13-7 
 4. Evreux 13-7 
 5. Maurienne 13-7 
 6. Bourg 13-7 
 7. Nanterre 12-8 
 8. Lille 10-10 
 9. Boulazac 9-11 
 10. Charleville 9-11 
 11. St.Vallier 9-11 
 12. Antibes 8-12 
 13. Nantes 7-13 
 14. Bordeaux 7-13 
 15. Fos Ouest 7-13 
 16. Clermont 7-13 
 17. Quimper 6-14 
 18. Brest 6-14 


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Reims 15-7 
 2. Denain 15-7 
 3. Challans 15-7 
 4. Le Puy 15-7 
 5. St Quentin 14-7 
 6. Chalons 14-8 
 7. Angers BC 49 14-9 
 8. Blois 13-9 
 9. Denek 13-9 
 10. Get Vosges 11-11 
 11. St Etienne 10-11 
 12. Angers EOSL 10-12 
 13. Boulogne 9-12 
 14. Lievin 9-13 
 15. St Chamond 8-14 
 16. Cognac 7-15 
 17. Longwy 3-18 
 18. CFBB 2-21 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Siggers, Lille19.4 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.9 
 3. Dunn, Maurienne16.8 
 4. McKenzie, St Va.16.7 
 5. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.6 
 6. Mohammed, Limoges16.4 
 7. Coleman, Bourg16.3 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.3 
 9. Ingram, Clermont16.2 
 10. Gay, Fos Oue.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Giles, Nantes10.5 
 2. Vebobe, Antibes9.5 
 3. Melicie, Brest8.5 
 4. McClark, Bourg8.3 
 5. Bing, Clermont8.3 
 6. Badiane, Maurienne7.9 
 7. Calasan, Charleville7.7 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.7.6 
 9. Mathis, Evreux7.5 
 10. Aka, Boulaz.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.7 
 3. Kerckhof, Antibes6.2 
 4. Mullins, Bourg6.2 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.1 
 6. Downey, Nantes6.1 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.9 
 8. Ingram, Clermont5.3 
 9. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.2 
 10. Dunn, Maurien.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Driss, Bordeaux3.1 
 2. Riley, Nanterre3.0 
 3. Craven, Boulazac2.8 
 4. Mullins, Bourg2.4 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.3 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.2 
 7. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 8. Paelay, Charleville2.1 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.2.1 
 10. Smith, Quimp.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Limoges
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ford, Limoges2.1 
 2. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.2 
 7. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 8. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. N''Diaye, Le Portel0.9 
 10. McClark, Bou.0.9 


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  GERMANY   


Eye To Eye With 2010 Allstar Three Point Shooting Champion Taylor Rochestie (BG Goettingen) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) is a 24 year old 185cm combo guard that is a BEKO BBL rookie playing for BG Goettingen. He hails from Santa Barbara, California and played at Tulane from 2004-2006. He then finished his NCAA career at Washington State. In his senior year, he played 33 games averaging 13.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 39.2%, 3Pts: 37.9%, FT: 89.1%. He reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008. This season, for BG Goettingen, he is averaging 14,2ppg, 2,1rpg, 2,9apg and 1,0spg. In the Eurochallenge, he is averaging 12,3ppg, 2,7rpg, 3,0apg and 2,2spg. He had a chat with eurobasket about his rookie season with BG Goettingen.

Congrats on winning the BEKO BBL three point shooting contest. Did you have a good feeling going in that you could win it?

I believe that you always have think that you can win otherwise you probably wont win. I had a lot of confidence going in and my shot was feeling really good. I think that the person with the most fun won.

Were you able to practice the days before the competition?


I couldnt practice much, because we had had a game the night before and I was focusing more on the game. It was the first time that I had taken part in a competition like this as wella s shooting balls from the rack. I really just went in to have fun and I did.

You shot very well. How do you think that you would fair against Philadelphia 76er Jason Kapano?



I dont know. He is a very good shooter. I think that whoever is on that day will win.

How important was winning the three point contest if you compare it to other things that you have won?


I rate it as one of the most different and fun experiences This was something new that I have done and I didnt need to win, but was happy to be a part of it.

What was your nicest memory of Allstar day besides winning the three point shooting contest?


Just being around the players. During the season, the guys are your opponents and you arent supposed to like each other. But Allstar day was a good chance to have fun and get to know the other guys.

You are playing your first season for BG Goettingen. Have you been surprised how well you have made the transition from the NCAA to the pro ranks?



A little bit. It has been a good situation in Goettingen. There are many young Americans in the team as well as an American coach which has helped me make the transition. I think that the BEKO BBL is similar to the States simply since there are many Americans. I also like the city of Goettingen as well which helps.

BG Goettingen is in 5th place. It surely isnt as talented as other teams, but what makes the team so strong?


We play together as a team. Our style is very much different to the other teams. It doesnt matter if we are smaller or have less talent, we play hard and our pressure bothers other teams and it takes then time to get used to playing against us.

What does BG Goettingen still need to improve on in the second half of the season?



We can work on playing better on the road, executing better at the offensive end, learn from our mistakes and get better each day.


What do you still want to improve on your game?



I can improve my overall play. I can shoot better, get to basket better, work on my pressure defense and hustle more.


You have very high self confidence in your game and know when to make the right plays at the right moment. Where did you learn this?



I think I learned this in my last years at Washington State. The Washington State system valued ball possessions and making the right plays. I think good coaching helped me as well as the style of basketball that I was learning growing up.

You come from Santa Barbara. Was that a paradise there?



It was definitely a paradise. My house was right on the beach. I miss the water and beach very much, but at the same time it is fun to gain new experiences in Germany.

What was your childhood like?


I had a very nice childhood. I had great parents and an older brother that taught me to play sports. I went to a lot of basketball camps and had fun at the beach.

Who were your NBA idols as a kid?


I didnt really have an idol. I liked watching professional and college basketball and If there was one player I liked then it was Kobe Bryant.

You played a year at Tulane and in the second year you couldnt play. You then transferred to Washington State. Why did this all happen?



There were a couple of reasons. The first was that I left Tulane in New Orleans on account of the hurricane. The other reasons was the coach of Washington State Tony Bennet. He convinced me to come to Washington State.

What was your best memory from Washington State besides reaching The NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008?


My best memory was winning the last home game for three years straight. All the games were dramatic and we were only the second team Washington State team to win against UCLA.

How was it playing in the summer league for The Los Angeles Lakers?



It was a lot of fun and since I was a fan of the team it was great playing for my favourite team. It was also an honour to wear a jersey with the Lakers on it. I wanted to take the next step and I think it help me get to Goettingen.

Who was the best player that you ever played against that might be in the NBA now?


Jerryd Bayless who played at Arizona and is currently with the Portland Trailblaziers.

What was the most crazy shot that you ever took?


It was my last home game at Washington State where I took a three pointer from the corner and it went in with two seconds to play.



What are your hobbies?



I like to watch movies, talk with my friends from the States and hang out in Goettingen.


What was the last DVD that you saw?


Avitar and Bad Santa.
Thanks Taylor for the chat. Good luck the rest of the season.



Winning Titles Is The Top Priority For Michael King (EnBW Ludwigsburg) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Michael King (193-G-78, agency: Strategic Sports, college: George Washington) is a 31 year old 193cm shooting guard playing his first season in The BEKO BBL for EnBW Ludwigsburg. He is an athletic, versatile combo guard who can make all those little things that help any team. He is a very good defender can spend time even in the three position if needed. He has a knack for scoring and knocking down the big shot and is a high percentage shooter from two point range and three point range. He is a good finisher as well and just a smart basketball player with a high basketball IQ. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and played at George Washington University from 1997-2001. n his senior year, he played 32 games averaging 11.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 68.4%. In his first four professional years, he stayed in the States playing in the NBDL and CBA leagues. His dream to reach the NBA didnt happen, so he decided to go to Europe. In 2005-2006, he played in Greece for Iraklis Thessaloniki playing 12 games averaging 17.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 76.0%. In 2006-2007, he played for AEL Limassol (Cyprus) playing 15 FIBA EuroCup games averaging 11.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 31.2%, FT: 79.4%. In 2007-2008, he played for Olimpia GE Larissa (Greece) playing 10 games averaging 15.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 42.0%, FT: 71.0%. Last season, he continued to play for Larissa playing 16 games: averaging 15.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 76.7%: and in the EuroChallenge Cup averaging 16.6ppg, 2.6apg, 3.8rpg 2FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 48.0%, FT: 92.0%,. He took some time to speak about the current EnBW Ludwigsburg season.

You played in your first BEKO BBL Allstar game. What was your nicest memory of the day?


Everything was great. It reminded me a lot of how the NBA Allstar game is run.


In the last quarter, one could see that you really wanted to be MVP, but Chris Ensminger won the award. I guess his age and home team arena might of helped him win?



I wasnt sad that I didnt win it. I just wanted to come out and play a good game and make a good show. I was a bit shocked that I got nominated for the MVP:

You are playing your first season in Germany. What do you like most about the country?

I love Germany. I didnt expect it to be like it is. I also did think that the competition would be as high either. This is a league where I would like to play for a long time.

After losing seven of eight games, EnBW Ludwigsburg had a spirited win against BG Goettingen as you won the game with a game winning shot. But then the next week you lost against The Artland Dragons77-56. Why is the team so inconsistent?



I think one of the reasons that we are so inconsistent is because I have not really played my best game yet. I have to be a leader, but I think when I get rolling that the team will follow my play. We have been losing a lot of games down the stretch and giving up runs.

EnBW Ludwigsburg have lost six games in a row on the road. Why is the team so weak on the road?

I am not sure. Our coach always prepares us well. I think we have mental lapses sometimes. There tend to be certain times in games when we dont do what coach tells us to do. We have to learn to finish games.

EnBW Ludwigsburg has a good roster, but the team reminds me of the 2006-2007 Deutsche bank Skyliners as there was an abundance of talent, but no chemistry. Is there any fear that the chemistry may never come this year?


I have no fear about having chemistry. All the guys like each other. I think that in the second half of the season that we should be bale to overcome this lack of chemistry.


How serious is the current situation in Ludwigsburg? Many critics have said that Tolga Ongoren may not be the right coach?



I think that we have the right coach. He prepares us well. I think that it now all comes down to tactics. I am very sure that we will be ready for the second half of the season.

You have a very strong game. If you were to take the game winning shot would you rather take the outside shot or penetrate to the basket?


It always depends on the situation of the game. If the defense gives me a jumper then I will take it and if they give me the drive then I will use that.


You also have a very good basketball IQ. From whom did you learn this from?



I have goten my good basketball IQ from all the players that I have played with or against. During the summer I play in a league with NBA and guys that are playing in Europe.

You come form Baltimore, Maryland. What was your childhood like?


I had a good childhood. I had a family that was always there for me. My brother played basketball and pushed me to be the best player possible.


Who were your basketball idols?


I liked a lot of players like Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant. I tried to take a little bit of everything and incorporate it into my game.

You had a very solid college career at George Washington. Did you ever have serious aspirations of making the NBA. Were your stats too low for your position?


I had good freshman and sophomore years, but I got hurt my junior year. NBA teams were looking at me my first two years with the possibility of me coming out, but I decided to stay to better my draft position. It got harder as I got injured as teams backed away figuring that I might be ineffective of having been hurt or getting hurt again.

You played in the States in your first four seasons. Didnt you have any desire to come to Europe?


I wanted to make the NBA. Some teams had interest, but nothing happened, so I then decided to come to Europe.

What was your nicest playing experience in Europe so far?



I liked playing in Greece. There might have been money issues at times, but the league was very competitive. It was great playing against the Euroleague teams Panathinaikos Athens, Olympicakos Piraus.

You also played at AEL Limasol in Cyprus. Did you like hanging out at cafes like Ilian Evtimov does?


I had my pick of being at cafes or on the beach.

You played very strong last season in the Eurochallenge averaging 16,6ppg, 3,8rpg and 2,6 apg. You are almost 32. What is your next step in your basketball career?



Winning titles. Scoring doesnt mean anything unless you win championships.


Who is the best player that you ever played against?


Sarunas Jaskikevicius. He is the smartest player that I have ever played against.

What was your most crazy shot?


It was a half court shot with a bout five seconds to play as I got the ball turned around and shot it and it went in.

Who wins a one on one duel, you or a healthy Michael Haynes?



That is a tough call. We both can play. We challenge each other each day in practice. I cant really say. I have a lot of respect for Michael Haynes.


What are your hobbies?


Video games, relaxing and sleeping.

What was the last DVD that you saw?



Superbrat. It was a funny movie about this little guy and his buddies in high school.

Thanks Michael for the chat. Good luck this season.



Thank you.



Jason Boone (BG Goettingen) Post Game Thoughts To 89-69 Win Against The Den Bosch Eiffel Towers In Eurochallenge Play - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: New York U.) is a 24 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He is playing his third season with MEG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Two seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. Last season, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. This season, he is avergaing 21 minutes per game and is averaging 11,0ppg, 5,6rpg and 1,1bs. He took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 89-69 against the Den Bosch Eiffel Towers in Eurochallenge play.

Congrats on the win against Dutch team Eiffeltowers Den Bosch. You beat a top Dutch club 48 hours after the win against TBB Trier. Has the team set up beds in the LOK Halle?


Thanks a lot. It would certainly seem that way wouldn't it? With such a busy schedule this week, it's definitely nice to play the majority of the games at home.

How much fun is it playing in this team? Has Goettingen been your most cherished basketball situation so far?


I never thought defense was fun, not even when it was supposed to be (ie. the 'defensive station' at basketball camp), but winning is fun and what I've learned from years of different coaches and different styles is that the teams that stress defense have always been the most successful. I do love it here in Gottingen.


BG Goettingen is in great shape, but how difficult was it coming back 48 hours after the TBB Trier win? The Muscles must of been a little soar?


Yeah we were a little 'sore' but this schedule reminds me of the playoffs last season. A bunch of back to back high-caliber games of great significance. Our overall health is pretty good and we're definitely lucky to be so deep.

BG Goettingen led 30-14 after one quarter and 53-35 at halftime. Den Bosch coach don Beck saw the TBB Trier game on Sunday. It seems like no matter how much scouting an opponent does, there is absolutly no cure against the BG Goettingen pressure?

That's not true, as can be proven by our record being far from perfect, but we know if we go out and play with more energy than our opponent then we will have a shot to beat anyone. And that's what we try to continually do. X's and O's can only go so far in this game.

What did coach John Patrick tell the team at half time? I am sure he doesnt really have to focus on saying dont underestimate them? What else did he focus on?



Yeah they are a very talented team and we weren't going to make the mistake of letting a good half slow us down. We wanted to continue to play hard and send a message that we are team that fights for 40 minutes whether we are in the lead or coming from behind.

BG Goettinge didnt let up and kept up the intensity in the second half. When a team is leading so well, one tends to relax. Why doesnt BG Goettingen relax? Frankfurt should take some notes from you about not relaxing.


We haven't always been a 'second half' team. We struggled early in the season with that but it's all about growing as a team and making adjustments. I think it's going to be important for us to continue that trend as the season progresses.

How happy were you with your performance of 15 points? They seemed to keep you away from the rebounds?


I always like to look at my efficiency rating first. I don't think I shot that well from the FT line or rebounded the ball well, I was able to convert on some easy shots my teammates got me but it definitely wasn't one of my better performances.

How was the banging inside against Peter van Paassen and Jerome Beasley (2003 Miami Heat draft pick)


They were both pretty skilled and very big bodies, I knew I had the mental advantage once John Little told me Beasley asked him why I didn't play in the NFL. It's always a good relief knowing that when I come out we don't drop off, even a little, at the center position. Chris McNaughton and Mike Meeks both gave us huge minutes and we were able to really establish our post game down low.

The next game is against The EWE Baskets Oldenburg in 48 hours for a trip to Frankfurt in the Top Four. Will the team be ready or will it need to take some extra energy pills?


It's never a problem getting excited for a game like that. Especially since they will come in with our victory up there fresh in their minds. They were dealing with a little injury but they are back to a full roster, but we are as well, it should be a great game.

Is their any part of your office (Lok halle) that has struck you this week that you didnt notice in the past simply because you had been in there on such a regular basis?


In my spare time I actually go there and fix trains, as well as follow it on Twitter (@lokhalle) so I know everything there is to know about that place.
Thanks Jason for the chat and good luck against The EWE Baskets Oldenburg



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  GREECE   


Third Times A Charm For Rubio - by George Manousidis
On Wednesday FIBA Europe announced that Ricky Rubio (192-G-90) of Spain has been chosen their Young Men's Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.
Rubio, a 1.90 meter guard, played his second major competition with Spain's senior national team in 2009, helping them to capture their first EuroBasket gold medal in Poland in September.

Rubio averaged 5.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and a team-leading 3.9 assists per contest in the tournament.

In June Rubio was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Draft, but elected to stay in Spain, signing a deal with FC Barcelona.

'It's difficult to come up with new ways of praising Ricky Rubio,' said FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos.

'He has the talent and the work ethic to be not just good, but great and I look forward to following his career.'

'When I think of Ricky I can't help but remember the final game of the 2006 U16 European Championship Men,' added Secretary General Nar Zanolin.

'51 points, 24 rebounds, 12 assists and seven steals. That night he introduced himself to the basketball world and he continues to live up to our lofty expectations.'

Rubio beat out Serbia's Milan Macvan for the honor. Jan Vesely of the Czech Republic finished third.


On Friday FIBA Europe will announce the winner of their Women's Player of the Year Award.

Stay tuned to http://www.fibaeurope.com/ for more.



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  HUNGARY   


Market news - by Tamas Deri
Domestic center, Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) signed for 1,5 + 1 seasons with Szolnoki Olaj KK. The 212 cm tall big man is a very experienced player and spent the last 7 seasons with teams as Krka Novo Mesto, Cibona Zagreb, Ricoh Manrese, Panellinios Athens, BK Prostejov, Khimik-OPZ Yuzny and Hemofarm. He played with 2001-02 with Albacomp before starting his european carreer with Krka. In his best season with Cibona he averaged 8.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 2FGP: 58.7%, 3FGP: 45.4% in 18 games of the Euroleague. He did not play any games this season yet, but was negotiating with teams as Aris and Charleroi in the last couple of weeks.

Terry Williams (192-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Georgia Southern) will replace injured Anthony Dale (197-G/F-84, college: S.Illinois) in Kecskemet. The american guard is a well known player in our country as he spent the season 2005-06 with Debrecen averaging 22.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.2apg, 2.8spg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 83.0% in 30 games of the Hungarian League and 17.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.1apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 31.6%, FT: 83.8% in 8 games of EuroChallenge. After his season in Hungary he moved to Slovenia and played one season with Lasko averaging 12.7ppg, 1.3rpg, Assists-3 (3.1), 2.4spg, 2FGP: 48,5%, 3FGP: 40,4%, FT: 87,9% in 38 games. After his season in Slovenia he moved to Sweden and played for Plannja, 32 games: 16,6ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.1apg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 54.6%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 82.6%. During the season 2008-09 he was employed by Saint-Etienne B. C. in France, this season he started in the same league with Boulazac Basket Dordogne but left in November 2009. He played only 7 games and helped his team 7.8 points, 4.7 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game.



CEBL: Final Four - by Tamas Deri
ASE was the only one hungarian team in the CEBL Final Four played today and yesterday in Cluj Napoca, Romania. ASE lost last afternoon against Novy Jycin by 11 points and played today for the 3rd place against Timisoara. The romanian team could win by 17 points, so ASE reached the 4th place in the competition. In today's final Novy Jicin won against U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca and won the Cup.

Novy Jicin Atomeromu SE 88-77
(21-15, 20-26, 29-21, 18-15)
Novy Jicin: Pandula -, Pelikan 3, Gavlak 16/12, SAROVIC 28/15, Muirhead 5, Walker 5, Steffel 4, VARNELIS 27/15, Jurecka -
ASE: Meszaros -, Horvath 12/9, Kiss Zs. -, Clark 6, Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) 23/3, Dill 12, KORTELYESI 19/9, LaGrange 3, Panta -, Medve 2

ELBA Timisoara - Atomeromu SE 87-70
(16-17, 27-25, 25-15, 19-13)
Timisoara: Dzambic 23, Velickovic 12, Pesic 17, Markovic 14, Paltinisan 4, Grubisic 15, Czmor 2, Beloica -
ASE: Meszaros -, Horvath 4, LaGrange 14, Clark 4, Anthony Dill (200-F-81, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) 26, Gulyas 5, Kiss Zs. 9, Medve 8, Panta -

FINAL:
U-Mobiteleco Cluj- Napoca - Novy Jicin 78-81


(16-24, 30-21, 15-11, 9-20)
Cluj Napoca: Silvasan 2, Cuic 8, Medvedj 7, Lawrence -, Krstanovic 33, Lapuste 20, Jocovic -, Cherteanu 6
Novy Jicin: Pandula 17, Gavlak 3, Walker 2, Pelikan -, Muirhead 15, Steffel -, Varnelis 21, Sarovic 10, Jurecka 4, Hajek 4



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  IRELAND   


Nivea For Men's SuperLeague Round up - by Jolie Niland
UCC Demons edge past Ulster Elks in thrilling success, Killester coast past Belfast Star, UL Eagles added their 13th win at the expense of UCD Marian and Neptunes defensive stance halts DCU Saints.


A thriller meeting of UCC Demons and Ulster Elks gave Demons the victory by a mere three points 83 80.
UCC Demons were without the experience of Captain Shane Coughlan who was sidelined with an injury however Head Coach Luke DAlessio paid tribute to the young players that stepped up in what turned out to be an exhilarating victory.
This was such a terrific game. We played tough and strong all the way through and with someone like Shane out, the younger players really stepped up and made it happen.
Ulster Elks took the lead late in the fourth quarter in hopes of grabbing a win but in the final minutes, Demons USA player Joshua Johnson stepped up to take control.
Elks played extremely well and their starting five were very good, commented DAlessio,
Johnson had a tremendous game and really helped everyone to step up as they had to in order to win.
Meanwhile, Killester enjoyed a comfortable win against Belfast Star, 99-75 with National Cup MVP Jermaine Turner contributing 21 points.
Head Coach Mark Keenan believes that complete focus was the contributing factor to the win.
We had a great start [similar to the National Cup game] and a great team effort stated Keenan,
We have already set our goals for the season and we are not just happy with the Cup, we want the league as well. The guys are very focused and we will keep going and continue with that goal in mind.
On Saturday, UL Eagles recorded their 13th win at the expense of UCD Marian and Neptunes defensive stance stopped DCU Saints in the run to second place in the Northern Conference.
UL Eagles made it 13 wins in the UL Arena on Saturday night at the expense of an incomplete UCD Marian squad with a final score line of 87-75.
UCD Marian were missing guard, Daniel James due to an ankle injury sustained in the Under 20 National Cup final the previous weekend. With James missing, UCD struggled to contain UL Eagles USA stand out shooter, Glen Wong, who drained 18 points from the perimeter in the victory.
The win puts UL Eagles only one game away from claiming the Southern Conference title and Head Coach Tony Hehir knows the importance of individual play but congratulated his sides team performance.
It was an overall good team performance and I am really happy with the win, stated Hehir,
UL Eagles dominated the first half of the match, however UCD rallied together with an 18 point contribution from Conor Meany in the third quarter. With a close fourth quarter, it was the Munster side who took control and widen the gap.
It was a really close fourth quarter but we steadied the ship and finished strong added Hehir.
DCU Saints failed to close the gap in the run to second position in the Northern Conference when they fell to Neptune 69-60.
The Saints struggled to connect from the field when Neptune switched to a zone defense which widened the score line gap.
Neptunes Head Coach Pat Price praised his Cork sides efforts every time Saints tried to gain momentum in scoring.
What I liked best about the game was that every rally that DCU made, we answered. That is a sign that we have gotten better, stated Price,
We struggled in the first half [due to fatigue from travelling] but we fought through it and we had an overall great contribution from players.
Price commended Neptunes Paul Stapletons defensive contribution as well as his side blocking eight shots.
DCU really hit the big shots late but we kept our composure, had a strong defensive stance and were fortunate. I am really happy with this win as it shows how we have improved.



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  ISRAEL   


Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Megido/Yok. 12-5 
 2. Macc.Habikaa 12-5 
 3. Macc.Ashdod 11-6 
 4. Hap.Tivon 10-7 
 5. Hap.Haifa 9-8 
 6. Hapoel Beeri 9-8 
 7. Elitzur Yavne 9-8 
 8. Kohav Yair 7-10 
 9. Lev Hasharon 7-10 
 10. Hod Hasharon 7-10 
 11. Beer Yaakov 7-10 
 12. Elitzur Ramla 7-10 
 13. Kiryat Ata 6-11 
 14. Natzrath Elite 6-11 


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  ITALY   


Sotiris Gioulekas and Scafati part ways - by Eurobasket News
Scafati Basket decided to split ways with Sotiris Gioulekas (202-F-79). The 30-year-old forward joined Scafati at the start of the season. The Greek player averaged 10.3 points, 3.1 boards and 1.5 steals per appearance in LegaDue. Last season Sotiris Gioulekas started in Napoli but the team folded before the start of the season and the forward moved to Enel Brindisi. He tallied 11.4 points, 3.4 boards and 1.7 steals per game. Sotiris Gioulekas played for the Hellenes at the World University Games in Beijing in 2001 and in Izmir in 2005.


Montepaschi lands Uros Slokar - by Eurobasket News
Montepaschi Siena announced signing of Uros Slokar (210-F/C-83) for rest of the season. The 26-year old power forward terminated his contract with Union Olimpija few days ago and immediately arrived to Siena. He appeared 9 times in Euroleague this season averaging 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. In Adriatic league he added 8.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg for 20 games.
Uros Slokar is not a new face in Italy. He played in Serie A last season as a member of GMAC Real Estate Bologna. For 15 league games he had 4.9 ppg and 4.8 rpg. In EuroCup, Slokar registered 4.7 ppg in 3 matchups. Before GMAC Bologna, Slokar spent one season with Russian Triumph Lyubertsy. Season 2006/07, Uros Slokar spent in NBA with Toronto Raptors. He got a chance in 20 games averaging 1.9 points. Before his move overseas, Uros Slokar celebrated Italian Serie A title with Benetton Treviso. He helped the team achieve this with 4.9 ppg and 3.1 rpg in 45 games. That was his third year with Benetton, where he arrived in 2003. Slokar is a product of the Slovenian team Geoplin Slovan.
Uros Slokar is an active member of Slovenian National Team. On EuroBasket 2009 in Poland he averaged 5.1 points and 4 rebounds in 7 games. Slovenia ended it on forth place. With Team Slovenia, Slokar also played on EuroBasket 2005 in Serbia, World Championship 2006 in Japan and EuroBasket 2007 in Spain.


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  JAPAN   


Tokyo Apache sign Jerrell Smith - by Eurobasket
Tokyo Apache (BJ League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Jerrell Smith (206-F-85, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.). Smith played most recently at Cal State - Dominguez Hills (NCAA) in the U.S. It will be his first year in professional basketball. While playing 30 games for Cal.St.-Dominguez H. last season his stats were: 11.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5bpg. and he was awarded: All-CCAA 1st Team -09, CCAA Regular Season Co-Champion -09, and NABC NCAA D2 All-America West District 2nd Team -09
in his forst game with the Apaches, Smith played 10 minutes and had 3 rebounds
By Eurobasket Data Center


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 22-6 
 2. Sendai 89ers 17-11 
 3. Niigata Albirex 14-14 
 4. Toyama Grouses 12-14 
 5. Saitama Bron. 11-15 
 6. Tokyo Apache 8-18 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 20-10 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 19-11 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 15-17 
 4. Osaka Evessa 14-14 
 5. Oita H.Devils 13-17 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 11-17 
 7. Takamatsu FA 8-20 


BJ League Round: 18 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Okinawa GK - Fukuoka Rizing 87-96
Okinawa GK lost to Fukuoka Rizing 87:96 as the latter got 26 points from Richard Ford (205-F-85, college: So.Polytechnic St.). Parker Michael scored 19 and Bryant Marlyn added 14. McHenry Anthony poured in 19 in defeat and Yonamine Tsubasa netted 18.

Tokyo Apache - Sendai 89ers 75-77
Tokyo Apache lost to Sendai 89ers 75:77 in the first game of their clashes. Josh Peppers (201-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cent.Florida) paced all the winners with 20 points and Guions Demetrius posted 18. Julius Ashby (205-F/C-82, college: Colorado) colleted 19 points 14 boards in defeat.

Tokyo Apache - Sendai 89ers 66-63
Tokyo Apache won over Sendai 89ers 66:63 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 18. Julius Ashby stepped up with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners, while Chappell Michael posted 15. Josh Peppers finished the game with 18 points in the losing effort.

Saitama Bron. - Niigata Albirex 94-89
Saitama Broncos is with 11-15 record beating Niigata Albirex 94:89. Mario Jointer (188-G-82, college: S.Alabama) led the way with 27 points, 9 boards and 7 assists. Levett Tyrone ended up with the same number of points in the losing effort.

Shiga Lakestars - Osaka Evessa 66-82
Shiga Lakestars lost to Osaka Evessa 66:82 at the Regular Season Round 18. Lynn Washington (200-F-78, college: Indiana) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Palmer David added 21. Schafer Ray finished the night with 19 points in the losing effort.

Oita H.Devils - Hamamatsu P. 54-90
Hamamatsu is on top with 22-6 record crusing past Oita H.Devils 90:54. Wendell White (198-G-84, agency: Liman Sports, college: UNLV) had a triple double of 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Arnold Wayne scored 19 pints. Bell Michael and Woods Ricky replied with 17 points each in defeat.

Oita H.Devils - Hamamatsu P. 100-92
Oita H.Devils upset the league-leaders Hamamatsu 100:92 as Woods Ricky led the way with 35 points and 16 rebounds. Bell Michael had 24 points and 16 boards, while Lottich Matt and Ohara Masahiro scored 10 apiece. Knight William and Wendell White replied with 55 points in defeat.

Okinawa GK - Fukuoka Rizing 77-71
Okinawa GK rolled over Fukuoka Rizing 77:71 at the start of the Regular Season Round 18. McHenry Anthony poured in 26 points and George Leach (210-C-81, college: Indiana) collected 13 points and 17 caroms for the winners. Parker Michael answered with 20 points in the losing case.

Toyama Grouses - Kyoto Hannaryz 71-69
Toyama Grouses improved to 12-4 record beating Kyoto Hannaryz 71:69. Makoto Kato (193-G/F-82) paced the winners with 20 points and Lemons Kirby had 18 points and 12 boards. Bostic Josh responded with 27 points in the losing effort.

Toyama Grouses - Kyoto Hannaryz 87-77
Toyama Grouses rolld over Kyoto Hannaryz 87:77 in the first game as Makoto Kato poured in 24 points for the winners and Lemons Kirby collected 14 points, 6 boards, 6 steals and 4 assists. Kawabe Taizon ended up with 21 points in the losing case.

Saitama Bron. - Niigata Albirex 63-97
Saitama Broncos was beaten by Niigata Albirex 63:97 on February 6th. Levett Tyrone delivered 21 points, while Echefu Uche had massive 20 points and 21 rebounds. Mario Jointer ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.

Shiga Lakestars - Osaka Evessa 66-75
Osaka Evessa won over Shiga Lakestars 75:66 as Lynn Washington top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 10 boards. Blackwell Ryan followed him with 18 and Palmer David added 14 points and 10 boards. Hamilton Gary shined with 15 points and 24 ebounds for Shiga.



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  JORDAN   


Orthodox Club Seniors Tournament - Day1 - by Mohammed Malas
(Jo-Basket.com) Day 1 of Orthodox Clubs Seniors Tournament was full of excitment, Three games were really on fire, ASU Sports Club succeeded in their first mission despite the abcense of 5 players (Wesam Al-Sous, Nidal Al Shareef, Islam Abaas and Eyad Abdeen) due to several reasons, While Orthodox did'nt find so much pressue to win and Zain found a tough team against before wining at the end.

ASU Sports Club 79 : 71 Sarriyet Ramallah
Fadi Al Saqa (179-G-77)'s 24 points were enough to show the big control from the begining of the game until the end of it, Some young players appeared and showed high level such as Mohammad Al Azzazi and Ahmad Al Eisawi.

Aaron Wyatt was on the top of his performance and helped his team Sarriyet Ramallah to take the lead in the 1st quarter but that didn't resume for a long time.

Orthodox 101 : 83 Orthodox Ramallah
Orthodox's Serbian coach Nenad Hrvoic found this game a chance to rotate all his players who did all what was asked from them to show their higher hand along the minutes esspecially Mahmoud Abdeen and Ibrahim Bassam.

Jimmy Williams from Orthodox Ramallah was the best scorer with 31 points but they were'nt enough to make a push with Yahia Al Khatib who also worked hard to be back to the game.

Zain 84 : Al Riyadi 72
Zain without Rasheim Wright who just arrived yesterday from the US were on fire, Sam Daghlas's usual dynamic effort was on time, The Jordanian natonal team point guard had 12 assists last night and that was one of the keys of the team's success adding to the nice work from Jamal Al Maaytah, Enver Soobzokov and Zaid Al Khas.

Al Riyadi tried to be back to action in so many occasions through the hard worker Sani Sakakini plus Malek Khashan, Saif Amer and Alaa Bilbeissi but the experience at the end was for the Jordanian Champions.

- Orthodox Club Seniors Tournament Day 2 schedule:
Wednesday 10/2:
16:00 Orthodox Ramallah X Sarriyet Rammallah
18:00 Al Riyadi X ASU
20:00 Zain X Orthodox


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  KUWAIT   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Kazma 14-1 
 2. Al Kuwait 14-2 
 3. Al Jahraa 13-2 
 4. Al Sahel 13-2 
 5. Al Qadsia 12-2 
 6. Al Arabi 10-5 
 7. An Nasr 7-7 
 8. Al Yarmook 3-12 
 9. Sulaibikhat 3-14 
 10. Al Tadhamon 2-14 
 11. Al Shabab 1-15 
 12. Al Salmiyah 1-17 


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  LITHUANIA   


Lietuvos Rytas signs PG Aidas Viskontas - by Eurobasket News
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius signed three and a half year contract with Aidas Viskontas (185-G-86). The 23-year old point guard will not join his new team immediately. Instead, he will finish this season with Lietuvos Rytas second team - Perlas Vilnius.
Aidas Viskontas agreed terms with Panevezys Techasas last month, but he appeared just once in Baltic league and once in LKL. In BBL he had 10 points against Rudupis, and in LKL he added 18 pts against Siauliai. Before Panevezys Techasas, Aidas Viskontas was a member of Nevezis Kedainiai two years. He also has experience from Neptunas Klaipeda, Nafta/Univer./Laivite Klaipeda and Zalgiris junior team. In 2008, Viskontas grabbed Baltic league Challenge Cup title with Nevezis Kedainiai. He helped them achieve this with 11.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 4.4 apg in 22 games.
Last season, Aidas Viskontas was named 'Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Domestic Players Team -09'. At that time, Viskontas appeared 22 times in LKL averaging 12.2 points and 3.3 rebounds. He ended the season as the leading assistant with 6.2 apg. In Baltic league (Elite Group) he had 9.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg and 4.3 apg for 18 games.
Aidas Viskontas was a member of Lithuanian U18 and U20 National Team. His new club (Perlas Vilnius) currently has 6-10 record in LKL.



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Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.4 
 2. Moore, Abejas24.3 
 3. Monroe, Potros23.9 
 4. Habel, Cosmos22.0 
 5. Mills, Indios22.0 
 6. Hickerson, Pioneros21.9 
 7. Thomas, Potros21.9 
 8. Hornsby, Huracanes21.9 
 9. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 10. Capers, Barreter.21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Quimper
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.8 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 4. Allen, Pioneros10.3 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros9.8 
 7. Garcia, Pioneros9.4 
 8. Mills, Indios9.2 
 9. Moss, Lechugueros9.0 
 10. Fuller, Fuerza Reg.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.4 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.9 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.6 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos5.2 
 5. Stokes, Barreteros4.5 
 6. lee, Indios4.5 
 7. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 8. Roque, Toros4.1 
 9. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.0 
 10. Villegas, Lechuguer.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Luis Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.0 
 2. Moore, Abejas2.5 
 3. Lewis, Soles2.3 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.2 
 5. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 6. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 7. Monroe, Potros2.1 
 8. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 9. Hornsby, Huracanes2.0 
 10. Jordan, Lobos.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 4. Arceneaux, Lechugue.0.9 
 5. McCullough, Libert.0.8 
 6. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 7. Carmona, Fuerza R.0.8 
 8. lee, Indios0.8 
 9. Hill, Halc.Rojos0.8 
 10. McHugh, Abej.0.8 


LNBP Quarterfinals, Round 3 review: Halcones Rojos knocks out Panteras, advances to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
Panteras - Halc.Rojos 79-86
Halcones Rojos outplayed Panteras on the road 79-86 booking a spot for the LNBP Semifinals. Lawrence Hill (203-F-87, college: Stanford) and Dan Langhi (208-F-77, college: Vanderbilt) shined for the guests last night with 21 and 20 points respectively. Alonso Izaguirre added 11 pts. In Panteras, Devon Ford collected 21 points and 8 boards. Once again, Halcones Rojos is the winner of this Quarterfinal Series with perfect 3-0.

Halc.Cordoba - Pioneros 90-85
Halcones Cordoba survived last night coming to 1-2 in the series. Mark Bortz was a key player in this victory registering monster double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Javier Gonzalez (186-G-72) secured a great help adding 22 pts. For the guests, Gregory Grays (185-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Detroit Mercy) had 25 points and 6 assists. Game 4 is scheduled for tonight.

Soles - Toros 76-93
2-1 for Toros in LNBP Quarterfinals. After last night's 76-93 victory, Toros needs just one more to close the series. Henry Dugat (183-G-87, college: Baylor) and Lonnie Vasquez (198-F, college: Mississippi Coll.) shined with 23 points each. Dugat grabbed 5 rebs and dished out 8 assists beside that. Gregory Lewis replied with 16 pts and 6 boards for the hosts.



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  MONTENEGRO   


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Lovcen 10-3 
 2. Ulcijn 9-4 
 3. Mornar Bar 8-5 
 4. Jedinstvo 8-6 
 5. Danilovgrad 8-6 
 6. Gorstak 6-7 
 7. Mogren 5-8 
 8. Teodo Tivat 5-8 
 9. ABS Primorje 4-9 
 10. Primorje-M. 3-10 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


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  MOROCCO   


Standings - Men
D1 Standings
 1. IRT 13-1 
 2. MAS 12-2 
 3. ASS 11-3 
 4. PCS 8-6 
 5. FUS 7-7 
 6. Chabab Rif 6-8 
 7. ASE 6-8 
 8. RCA 5-9 
 9. TSC 1-13 
 10. IRAN 1-13 


Morocco Basketball Throne Cup Quarterfinals. First games - by Eurobasket News
Sport Plazza Casa, Ittihad Tanger, Maghreb Fez and AS Sale won the first games of the Morocco Basketball Throne Cup Quarterfinals. Sport Plazza Casa won over 69:58. Ittihad Tanger rolled over FUS Rabat 71:70 trailing 6 points at the halftime. Maghreb Fez cruised past Amal Essaouira 71:57, while AS Sale beat Raja Casablanca 85:71.
Games 2 are scheduled on February 13th.


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  NBA   


Tuesday's games (11) review - by Eurobasket News
Washington W. - Charlotte B. 92-94
Raymond Felton (6'5''-G-84, college: N.Carolina) hit a tie-breaking 12-foot fadeaway with 1.9 seconds left and the Bobcats beat the road-weary and stranded Washington Wizards 94-92 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Stephen Jackson (6'8''-F-78, college: Butler Co.CC) led the scorers in victory with 22 points, while Gerald Wallace added 17 pts and 13 boards. In Washington Wizards, Caron Butler collected 23 points and 8 assists.

New Jersey N. - Cleveland C. 97-104
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) scored 32 points to lead the Cavaliers to their 12th straight win Tuesday night, a 104-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets. The win gives Cleveland the longest winning streak in the NBA this season. The Cavaliers (42-11) also have the best record in the league. Jawad Williams (6'9''-F-83, college: N.Carolina) had 17 pts in this victory. On the other side, Brook Lopez replied with 23 pts and 14 boards.

Chicago B. - Indiana P. 109-101
Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke) had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 109-101 on Tuesday night. Chicago outscored Indiana 28-15 in the final 12 minutes. Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) scored 21 points and handed out 7 assists, while John Salmons also helped Chicago with 21 pts last nigth. The hosts got 27 points and 10 rebounds from Danny Granger.

Minnesota T. - Philadelph.76 97-119
Andre Iguodala (6'6''-G-84, college: Arizona) scored 24 points, Elton Brand (6'8''-F-79, college: Duke) added 21, and Philadelphia's reserves performed well to help the 76ers to a 119-97 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Wayne Ellington responded with 16 points in defeat.

Dallas M. - Denver N. 91-127
Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse), who missed the previous eight games with a sprained left ankle, scored 19 points before joining other Denver starters on the bench for the fourth quarter as the Nuggets had their most lopsided win of the season, 127-91 against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Hilario Nene (6'10''-C-82) was a key player for Denver with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Visitors got 17 pts from Dirk Nowitzki.

Oklah.City T. - Portland TB 89-77
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) had 33 points and 11 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Blazers 89-77 on Tuesday night for a season-high sixth straight win. Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) followed with 17 points and James Harden added four less. Andre Miller delivered 22 pts for the hosts.

Utah Jazz - LA Clippers 109-99
Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) had 34 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, leading the Jazz to a 109-99 victory that extended their winning streak to nine games. Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) had double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Chris Kaman collected 19 pts and 7 boards in defeat.

Houston R. - Miami Heat 66-99
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) finished with 17 points, seven assists, five steals and one sore nose. He sat out the fourth quarter and was also on the bench for a breather to start the second period, when the Heat outscored Houston 17-4 to go up 41-20. Udonis Haslem (6'8''-C-80, college: Florida) helped with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Luis Scola was the leading scorer in loss with just 12 points.

Sacramento K. - New York K. 118-114 OT
Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, scoring 12 points in the final 7 minutes of regulation after the Knicks had built a 15-point lead, repeatedly finding his way into the lane. Donte Greene (6'9''-F-88, college: Syracuse) secured a great help adding 24 points and 8 rebounds. The hosts got 35 points from Wilson Chandler.

Atlanta H. - Memphis G. 108-94
Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) scored 28 points, including four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that helped the Atlanta Hawks pull away from the Memphis Grizzlies for a 108-94 victory Tuesday night. Joe Smith had 17, while Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) and Marvin Williams added 15 points each. Zach Randolph shined in defeat with 20 points and 14 rebs.

Detroit P. - Milwaukee B. 93-81
Tayshaun Prince (6'9''-F-80, college: Kentucky) scored a season-high 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting and Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) added 18 to help the Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 93-81 on Tuesday night. Ben Gordon is another played who had 18 points in this victory. In Milwaukee Bucks, Andre Bogut came up with 17 points and 18 boards (10 off).


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. James, Clevelan.29.8 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.29.5 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers28.0 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.5 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat26.5 
 7. Ellis, Golde S.26.2 
 8. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.6 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.24.4 
 10. Roy, Portland23.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.4 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.0 
 4. Randolph, Memph.11.6 
 5. Bosh, Toronto R.11.5 
 6. Love, Minnesota T.11.4 
 7. Lee, New York K.11.4 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers11.1 
 9. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.9 
 10. Boozer, Utah Ja.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz9.8 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.7 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.2 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.9 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Wade, Miami He.6.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 5. Davis, LA Clippers1.9 
 6. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 7. Iguodala, Philadel.1.9 
 8. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 10. Ariza, Houston.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.7 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Bogut, Milwauke.2.2 
 4. Dalembert, Philad.2.2 
 5. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 6. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 7. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 8. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 10. Lopez, New.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 32-18 
 2. Toronto R. 29-23 
 3. Philadelph.76 20-32 
 4. New York K. 19-32 
 5. New Jersey N. 4-48 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 42-11 
 2. Chicago B. 25-26 
 3. Milwaukee B. 24-27 
 4. Detroit P. 18-33 
 5. Indiana P. 18-34 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 36-17 
 2. Atlanta H. 33-18 
 3. Charlotte B. 26-25 
 4. Miami Heat 26-27 
 5. Washington W. 17-33 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 35-17 
 2. Utah Jazz 32-19 
 3. Portland TB 31-24 
 4. Oklah.City T. 30-21 
 5. Minnesota T. 13-40 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 41-14 
 2. Phoenix Suns 31-22 
 3. LA Clippers 21-31 
 4. Sacramento K. 18-34 
 5. Golde State W. 14-37 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 32-20 
 2. San Antonio S. 30-21 
 3. N.Orleans H. 28-25 
 4. Houston R. 27-24 
 5. Memphis G. 26-25 


All-Star Rosters - by Eurobasket
Eastern Conference
LeBron James
James
Kevin Garnett
Garnett
Dwyane Wade
Wade
Allen Iverson
Iverson
Dwight Howard
Howard

23 LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) of Cleveland Cavaliers
5 Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76) of Boston Celtics
3 Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82) of Miami Heat
3 Allen Iverson (6'1''-G-75) of Philadelphia 76ers
12 Dwight Howard (6'10''-F-85) of Orlando Magic

15 # Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86) of Atlanta Hawks
4 Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84) of Toronto Raptors
34 Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77) of Boston Celtics
3 # Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82) of Charlotte Bobcats
2 Joe Johnson (6'8''-F-81) of Atlanta Hawks
9 # Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86) of Boston Celtics
1 # Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88) of Chicago Bulls
Head Coach: Stan Van Gundy
Western Conference
#s#
Carmelo Anthony
Anthony
Tim Duncan
Duncan
Kobe Bryant
Bryant
Steve Nash
Nash
Amare Stoudemire
Stoudemire
#e#6


15 Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84) of Denver Nuggets
21 Tim Duncan (6'10''-F-76) of San Antonio Spurs
24 Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) of Los Angeles Lakers
13 Steve Nash (6'3''-G-74) of Phoenix Suns
1 Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) of Phoenix Suns

16 Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) of Los Angeles Lakers
35 # Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88) of Oklahoma City Thunder
41 Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) of Dallas Mavericks
50 # Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81) of Memphis Grizzlies
3 Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85) of New Orleans Hornets (injured)
1 Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76) of Denver Nuggets
7 Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84) of Portland Trail Blazers (injured)
35 # Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82) of Los Angeles Clippers
8 # Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84) of Utah Jazz
Head Coach: George Karl

# - denotes first-time selection


Rockets sign Garrett Temple to 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
Former LSU guard Garrett Temple (6'6''-G-86, college: LSU) has made it to the NBA.

Temple was signed to a 10-day contract by the Houston Rockets after being called up from the Rio Grande Valley team of the NBA Developmental League.

'I'm ecstatic,' Temple said in a phone interview. 'It's a great opportunity. I looked at the schedule and there are three games in that 10-day span. I'm going to use the opportunity to take full advantage as best I can,'

Temple averaged 14.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30 games for Rio Grande Valley. He played in the Rockets Summer League and four preseason games before being waived on Oct. 21.

'Garrett is a versatile player who can play multiple positions,' said Rockets Vice President of Basketball Operations and Rio Grande Valley General Manager Gersson Rosas. 'Garrett spent a lot of time with our coaching staff during the summer as a member of our Summer League entry as well as during training camp. He's done a great job with the Vipers this season and his familiarity with the system will allow him to step right in and provide added depth at two positions where we are a little thin, due to injury.'


Courtesy of www.nola.com


Danilo Gallinari has sore right forearm - by Eurobasket News
Adding injury to insult, Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) left last night's crushing overtime loss with an aching right forearm. It was not the first time the malady has surfaced this season, and it might not be the last.

Gallinari, who dealt with a recurring back injury last season that required surgery, left the 118-114 loss to the Kings with 1:16 to go in the third quarter and never returned. The diagnosis is a sore right forearm, and though X-rays were negative and Gallinari said he expects to participate in this weekend's All-Star festivities, the news of his injury remains disturbing.

Gallinari said that he also experienced forearm soreness on Dec. 2 against the Magic (he missed the next game). Worse, Gallinari said the Knicks are not sure what is causing the pain and admitted that 'the muscle in the arm is weak.'

'Probably with a couple of days' rest, it's going to be back to normal,' he said. 'It's not a bad injury.'

Gallinari is not expected to miss any games because the Knicks do not play again until Tuesday. But it raises a red flag that Gallinari, the Knicks' most valuable long-term piece, is having injury problems for the second straight year.

Gallinari appeared hurt when he went to the free-throw line after being fouled with 1:23 to go in the third. One of the league's best shooters, he airballed his first attempt. He shot his second try left-handed, missing that one as well. After drawing a charge on the other end, Gallinari left the game.

'It was getting worse minute by minute,' he said. 'I was feeling weaker minute by minute, and that free throw, I had no power in my fingers. We'll see. It's going to take just a couple of days I think because it's not bad like it was in Orlando.'

How does he prevent it from happening again?

'I don't know,' he said. 'Probably getting this muscle in my arm stronger. I don't know. We still have to find the exact reason.'

Gallinari is scheduled to play in Friday's Rookie-Sophomore game and participate in Saturday's Three-Point Shootout. He said he would get treatment today and thinks he will be fine for the weekend.

'I'll be there and I'll be shooting the ball like all the other guys,' he said. 'It's not a bad, bad injury. And they told me, and I know that in a couple of days, it's going to be back like normal.'


Courtesy if www.nypost.com


Monta Ellis has mild left knee sprain - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors say star guard Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) has a sprained left knee and could miss Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ellis injured the knee late in the fourth quarter of Monday night's home loss to Dallas. The team says an MRI on Tuesday determined that the injury is mild.

Ellis will be reevaluated Wednesday and his status for the game will be determined then. The game against the Clippers is the last for Golden State before the All-Star break.

Ellis is sixth in the NBA in scoring at 26.2 points per game. The Warriors have lost nine straight games and have the third-worst record in the league.


Courtesy of www.nj.com


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Atlantic 10 Conference Recap by NetScouts Basketball: Charlotte's Spears named Player of the Week - by Carl Berman
ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE (RPI #6)

Ranked Teams: The Atlantic 10 has two teams ranked in the top 20 nationally in the RPI: Rhode Island #12 and Temple #17.

Game Recaps: Charlotte took over first place in the conference at 8-1 with wins over George Washington and Fordham. They came back from a 10-point second-half deficit in the Fordham game. Xavier dropped to 8-2 after being pummeled at Dayton 90-65. Third place is now a three-way tie between Rhode Island, Temple and Richmond. The Rams won a tough one at LaSalle 90-83 before taking UMass at home 93-85. Richmond took care of Temple easily at home 71-54 afyer winning at St. Joseph's. St. Louis got back on the winning side with two close wins against St. Bonaventure (67-65) and LaSalle (68-65). A big game this week will be Richmond's tussle at Rhode Island. Charlotte has a tough game this Saturday as they travel to Dayton.

Player of the Week: Charlotte's Shamari Spears (6'6''-F-86) averaged 23 points and 9.5 rebounds in leading Charlotte to wins over George Washington (72-68) and Fordham (77-72). He.scored a career-high 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting on Feb. 3 versus GW. Spears, a 6'6, 238-pound junior forward transfer from Boston College has been named the NetScouts Basketball Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Game of the Week: Richmond got into the conference race and improved their NCAA hopes with an easy 71-54 win over Temple. The Spiders shot 17-22 in the first half, including 8-11 from three-point range. Junior guard Kevin Anderson scored 29 points in the victory for Richmond.

Conference News: The A10 has six teams in the top 45 of the RPI. Duquesne's Damian Saunders scored a career high 27 points to go along with 16 rebounds in the Dukes win at George Washington.....Freshman forward Chris Gaston of Fordham was the A10 Rookie of the Week after averaging 27.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in the Rams two games......Kwamain Mitchell of St. Louis scored the game-winner against St. Bonaventure with 1.4 seconds left, then scored the last four points of the game in the Billikens three-point win over LaSalle.....Charlotte's seven road victories is more than triple their total of two last season.....Rhode Island is now 12-2 in games decided by 10 points or less.

NetScouts Basketball LLC is a progressive media company and the largest collegiate scouting service in the United States. Information on NetScouts Basketball can be obtained via their website at www.netscoutsbasketball.com or by writing info@netscoutsbasketball.com. Check out their website for other weekly conference recaps.


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Western Washington Ranked Number 1 in West Region - by Sanjey Noriega
Brad Jackson's W.Washington Vikings took advantage of Seattle Pacific's loss last week to Cent.Washington and moved past the Falcons into first place in this week's NCAA Division II West Regional rankings released Wednesday.

The rankings will eventually help determine the five at-large teams that will join the GNAC and PacWest regular-season champions and the CCAA post-season tournament winner in the playoffs in March. The rankings will also help determine the host school for the eight-team regional.

Seattle Pacific is ranked second and Cal State San Bernardino is ranked third this week. The Coyotes lost last week to Cal Poly Pomona but maintained their No. 3 ranking. Pomona climbed to fourth.

Four GNAC teams are in the Top 10 in this week's rankings. Alaska Anchorage is currently the 'bubble team' for the regional playoffs at No. 8. Cent.Washington is ranked 10th . UAA hosts WWU and CWU this Thursday and Saturday.

West Region - 1. W.Washington (18-3), 2. Seattle Pacific (16-3); 3. CSU San Bernardino (13-3), 4. Cal Poly Pomona (11-4); 5. Humboldt State (16-4); 6. Dixie State (13-4), 7. BYU-Hawaii (11-4), 8. Alaska Anchorage (8-4); 9. Hawaii Pacific (11-4); 10. Cent.Washington (10-6). Note: Records are against Division II opponents.



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Ronaldson plays last regular season home game - by Mike Lacey

Tony Ronaldson (203-F-72) plays his 88th game for the Breakers this week since debuting against Cairns Taipans in September 2007. The Bear put in a solid performance that night, 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists but the team went down at home 75-90. They lost again the following week and some fans were wondering why the club had invested in a 30+ years veteran.
Coach Andrej Lemanis had no doubts, Every coach needs players who have the best interests of the team at heart, he became one of our leaders and he has been a big part of the club moving forward. Ronaldson, with his wealth of experience was allowed to challenge the team and management if he saw a way of making things operate better.
28 games later in that season the Breakers were enjoying their first trip to the play offs with Big T contributing 11.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.2 assists per game. More important than the numbers though were the leadership and competitive attributes the former Australian Boomer brought to practice and games .The most winning ANBL player of all time added some much needed steel to a young club searching for a regular winning formula.
Far from being the most athletic forward in the league he has proved to be the most durable missing just a handful of games in his 20 years career. He has only missed 4 games in his three seasons at the Breakers and between 1992 and 2001 played 324 consecutive games! Ronaldson has repaid the faith shown in him by the coaching and management team with his consistent performances, high basketball IQ and total reliability to implement team strategies. Coach Lemanis knows he will be missed, for someone who has played so many games in this league he still sets a great standard for other players. He is never late, rarely misses a practice and continues to set standards other players can and do learn from.
His 664th ANBL appearance this week will hopefully not be his last in front of the Breakers faithful. A 19th consecutive appearance at the post season play offs would be a fitting way to end the outstanding career of an Australian basketball icon.

Career highlights:
Played over 10 years for Australian Boomers appearing at the Olympics, 96 & 04 and World Champs, 94 & 98
2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist.
Leads the League in Career Wins
Leads the League in Career Appearances
Two ANBL Championships in 1992 and 1996 with South East Melbourne Magic
Highest Score, 36 points for Victoria Titans v Canberra Cannons in 2001
Highest Score for Breakers, 31 points v Perth Wildcats in December 2008.



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Millrats Halted By Cavalry - by Richard
The Manchester Millrats, fielding a largely reworked roster, were halted by the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry 104-88 at Hesser College.
The fifth Millrat in five weeks parlayed his time in Manchester into an overseas contract, as forward P.J. Young departed this morning for the Dominican Republic. Young had averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds per game since joining the Millrats.
The game had been moved from Sunday due to a conflict with the Super Bowl, and the Millrats tried to use the smaller gym to their advantage against the Cavs. Manchester came out strong, grabbing a quick 10-2 lead at the outset. The Cavalry found their stride abit, and managed to trim the Millrat advantage to 25-23 by the end of the frame.
Manchester maintained a two-point lead at the half, 54-52.
Former NBA All Star and Head Coach of the Cavalry, Michael Ray Richardson, evidently got his halftime points across to his team, as they responded and held the Millrats to just 34 points in the second stanza. Still Manchester was within 88-83 with 5:30 remaining but could not draw closer.
'I am proud of our team the way we fought and competed, and if we do that every game then we are going to be fine,' explained Millrats Head Coach Heath Teixeria. 'We have guys who have gone from rookies to veterans in just 9 games and they are competing right there with the League's best.'
Eric Gilchrese scored 19 points to lead the Millrats, while Stanley Ocitti notched 13. Tyrece Gibbs (6'3''-G-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: New Hampshire), Dwight Brewington (6'5''-G-84, college: Liberty), and Charles Mason (6'8''-F-75, college: Bunker Hill CC) all chipped in 12 points apiece. Lawton-Fort Sill's Rashad Woods (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Kent St.) led all scorers with 24. The loss dropped the Millrats' record to 2-7 on the season, while the Cavs improved to 6-2.
The Millrats head north on Saturday to face the Quebec Kebs in Quebec City, followed by the Halifax Rainmen on Sunday afternoon in Halifax at the Metro Centre.
source: PBL


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D1 Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Ittihad 9-0 
 2. Ohod 8-1 
 3. Al Ahli 7-2 
 4. Al Hilal 6-2 
 5. Al Ansar 6-3 
 6. Al Fateh 4-5 
 7. Al Maseerah 3-5 
 8. Al Wahda 3-6 
 9. Al Nahda 2-7 
 10. Al Jabil 2-7 
 11. Al Naser 2-7 
 12. Al Khaleej 1-8 


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Standings
National League Standings
 1. Edinburgh K. 13-2 
 2. C.Eriksson F. 11-4 
 3. St.Mirren 10-5 
 4. Troon T. 5-9 
 5. Glasgow S. 3-11 
 6. E.Lothian B. 1-12 


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Apollon brings in Nikola Lepojevic - by Eurobasket News
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon announced signing of Nikola Lepojevic (199-F-82). The 27-year old player is coming to Cyprus from the Serbian outfit Beograd. He appeared 6 times in Balkan league this season averaging 20.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists. In Serbian top division he added 13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 1.9 apg in 17 appearances.
Before Beograd, Nikola Lepojevic spent season 2008/09 with the Russian team Universitet-Yugra Surgut. He appeared 27 times in A Superleague registering 11.4 ppg, 3 rpg and 1.7 apg. In Play-Out, Lepojevic exploded with 16.5 ppg and 3.5 in four games. In 2007/08 he was a member of Khimik-OPZ Yuzny and later Polpak Swiecie. Lepojevic also has experience from Greece as he played for GS Larissa and AEL Larissa. In his first season in Greece (2005/06), Lepojevic had 4.9 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 26 games. After that, with AEL Larissa he slightly improved to 5.8 ppg and 1.7 rpg for 15 appearances. In the past, he also was a member of Crvena Zvezda Beograd, OKK Beograd and Sloga Kraljevo.
Pizza Express Primetel Apollon currently has 7-7 score in Cypriot top division. In the last round they faced with 75-85 home loss against Etha.


Partizan Belgrade - Regal F.C. Barcelona Disciplinary Judge decision - by Eurobasket News
Euroleague Basketball's independent disciplinary judge, Mr. Patrick Grandjean, has dismissed the protest against the referees' decision concerning the last play of the Top 16 Week 2 game, Partizan Belgrade - Regal F.C. Barcelona. The protest filed by Regal FC Barcelona with regards to its final attempt to score in overtime.

After having evaluated all the necessary information the Independent judge states in his final decision:

'The refereeing team judged that the last ball shot by Mr. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) had no chance to enter the basket when it was touched by Mr. Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.). There is no doubt that this resolution is a decision 'on points of fact connected with play' and, therefore, 'shall be final so far as the result of the game is concerned'. In other words, the Officiating Crew considered that the conditions of article 31.2.6 OBR2008 were not fulfilled. This decision was made within the proper administration of the 'Rules of the game' (FIBA Official Basketball Rules) and is not the result of an arbitrary choice or obviously unfounded evaluation of the situation. There is no evidence of an eventual breach of impartiality, which could be inconsistent with the principles of justice and fairness as provided by article 2 of the Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Regulations. '

'As a result, the Disciplinary Judge considers that his intervention in the present matter is not justified, as there is no regulatory base allowing him to overrule or re-examine the field referees' decision, which is final.

Additionally the Judge made reference to the Officiating Crews use of the Instant Replay, referencing Euroleague Basketball By Laws Appendix XII:

Article 1. Instant replay would be automatically referred to in the following situations:

a) A field goal made with no time remaining on the main game clock (0:00) at the end of any period or any extra period.

b) A foul called with no time remaining on the main game clock (0:00) at the end of any period or any extra period ().

Included in his final decision the Judge has also considered that not only the Officiating Crew had no reason to use the video replay system in the present case, but it should not have made the images accessible to the coaches of the teams or to other persons.'


Courtesy of Euroleague


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Superfund 14-2 
 2. Radnicki O. 13-3 
 3. Crnokosa 11-4 
 4. Smederevo 11-5 
 5. Jagodina 10-6 
 6. Mladost CA 10-6 
 7. Zeleznicar I. 7-9 
 8. Vojvodina 7-9 
 9. FMP II 6-9 
 10. Jug Vranje 6-10 
 11. Vrbas 5-11 
 12. Zdravlje 4-12 
 13. Partizan II 4-12 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-12 


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Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Pezinok 27-3 
 2. Nitra 22-8 
 3. Handlova 17-13 
 4. Nova Ves 16-13 
 5. Prievidza 15-13 
 6. Inter Bratisl. 13-16 
 7. B.Bystrica 13-17 
 8. Komarno 12-18 
 9. Vahostav-Zilina 11-19 
 10. Svit 9-21 
 11. Levice 8-22 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Fears, Prievidza22.7 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova21.1 
 3. Bosak, Prievidza17.7 
 4. Nicholson, Pezinok17.1 
 5. Stojanovic, Vahost.16.7 
 6. Mroz, Nova Ves16.7 
 7. Polakovic, Inter B.16.1 
 8. Jackson, Pezinok16.0 
 9. Laco, Svit16.0 
 10. Barisic, Handlo.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pawel MROZ
  Nova Ves
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Mroz, Nova Ves8.9 
 2. Nicholson, Pezinok8.4 
 3. Szalay, Prievidza7.9 
 4. Skara, B.Bystrica7.8 
 5. Tomek, Nitra7.2 
 6. Cvitanovic, Svit6.6 
 7. Micuda, Pezinok6.6 
 8. Madaj, Komarno6.4 
 9. Batka, Nova Ves6.4 
 10. Dorazil, B.Bystri.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Nitra
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Crawford, Levice8.6 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova7.9 
 3. Scott, Nitra5.2 
 4. Jefferson, Nova Ves4.5 
 5. Fears, Prievidza4.1 
 6. Immink, B.Bystrica3.7 
 7. Milosevic, Pezinok3.4 
 8. Bosak, Prievidza3.1 
 9. Zavodny, Vahost.3.0 
 10. Demecko, Nova V.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jan ZAVODNY
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Zavodny, Vahost.2.7 
 2. Scott, Nitra2.6 
 3. Crawford, Levice2.4 
 4. Fears, Prievidza2.3 
 5. Jackson, Pezinok2.0 
 6. Glavinic, Handlova2.0 
 7. Ravasz, Inter B.2.0 
 8. Mielczarek, Nova V.1.9 
 9. Jefferson, Nova Ves1.8 
 10. Zilik, Inter.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Clifford CRAWFORD
  Nitra
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Crawford, Levice0.8 
 2. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 3. Cvitanovic, Svit0.8 
 4. Klar, Levice0.6 
 5. Gudelj, Komarno0.6 
 6. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 7. Bosak, Prievidza0.6 
 8. Glavinic, Handlova0.5 
 9. Stefanac, Inter B.0.5 
 10. Fears, Prievid.0.5 


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  SLOVENIA   


Standings - 1A
Liga Standings
 1. Krka 13-4 
 2. Rudar 13-5 
 3. Geoplin Slovan 12-5 
 4. Helios 12-6 
 5. Zlatorog 11-6 
 6. Alpos Sentjur 9-8 
 7. Polzela 8-9 
 8. Parklji 8-9 
 9. TCG Mercator 7-10 
 10. Elektra Esotech 6-11 
 11. Luka Koper 4-13 
 12. Sencur CP 0-17 
Will join on later stage:
 1. U.Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Cebular, Sentjur22.5 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur18.8 
 3. Snow, Helios17.9 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .17.4 
 5. King, Polzela16.7 
 6. Cup, Elektra .16.3 
 7. Mucic, Rudar16.3 
 8. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper15.7 
 10. Bubnic, Zlator.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. King, Polzela10.1 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Nikolic, Krka8.1 
 4. Thondique, Polzela6.9 
 5. Cup, Elektra .6.8 
 6. Bubnic, Zlatorog6.4 
 7. Markic, Luka Koper6.1 
 8. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.1 
 9. Muric, Parklji5.8 
 10. Ugrekhelidze, Luka.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.7 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.6 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.7 
 4. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.9 
 5. Mocnik, Helios3.9 
 6. Cmer, Zlatorog3.8 
 7. Jersin, Parklji3.6 
 8. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur3.0 
 10. Petrovic, Heli.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HAFNAR
  Carmatic PT
  (195-G-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hafnar, Polzela2.1 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .1.9 
 3. Strnad, Zlatorog1.8 
 4. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 5. Markic, Luka Koper1.7 
 6. Lapornik, Sentjur1.6 
 7. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 8. Jersin, Parklji1.6 
 9. Skok, Polzela1.5 
 10. Zadnik, Geopli.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros NIKOLIC
  Krka
  (207-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Nikolic, Krka1.8 
 2. King, Polzela1.4 
 3. Sviridov, Polzela0.8 
 4. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 5. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 6. Pavic, Geoplin Slovan0.7 
 7. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 8. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 9. Bubnic, Zlatorog0.6 
 10. Nowakowski, Luka.0.6 


Krka and Ragsdale part ways, Hladnik moves from Mercator to Sencur - by Zeljko Zule
Krka parted ways with American Brent Ragsdale (192-G-86, college: Kennesaw St.). He appeared in 4 games of Telemach League this season, averaging 10.0 points (2P 53%, 3P 38%, FT 81%), 1.8 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.3 blocks in 22.7 minutes per game.
Jaka Hladnik (192-G-82) has left TCG Mercator to joins local rival Sencur CPK. He appeared in 5 games of Telemach League this season, averaging 1.6 points (2P 33%, 3P 50%, FT 50%), 0.4 rebounds and 0.2 steals in 7.3 minutes per appearance.


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Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 32-12 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 31-13 
 3. Dongbu Promy 30-14 
 4. KCC Egis 30-14 
 5. LG Sakers 25-19 
 6. Samsung Th. 20-23 
 7. ET Land B.Sl. 15-29 
 8. KT&G Kites 13-30 
 9. SK Knights 13-31 
 10. Daegu Orions 10-35 


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  SPAIN   


Partizan Belgrade - Regal F.C. Barcelona Disciplinary Judge decision - by Eurobasket News
Euroleague Basketball's independent disciplinary judge, Mr. Patrick Grandjean, has dismissed the protest against the referees' decision concerning the last play of the Top 16 Week 2 game, Partizan Belgrade - Regal F.C. Barcelona. The protest filed by Regal FC Barcelona with regards to its final attempt to score in overtime.

After having evaluated all the necessary information the Independent judge states in his final decision:

'The refereeing team judged that the last ball shot by Mr. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) had no chance to enter the basket when it was touched by Mr. Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.). There is no doubt that this resolution is a decision 'on points of fact connected with play' and, therefore, 'shall be final so far as the result of the game is concerned'. In other words, the Officiating Crew considered that the conditions of article 31.2.6 OBR2008 were not fulfilled. This decision was made within the proper administration of the 'Rules of the game' (FIBA Official Basketball Rules) and is not the result of an arbitrary choice or obviously unfounded evaluation of the situation. There is no evidence of an eventual breach of impartiality, which could be inconsistent with the principles of justice and fairness as provided by article 2 of the Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Regulations. '

'As a result, the Disciplinary Judge considers that his intervention in the present matter is not justified, as there is no regulatory base allowing him to overrule or re-examine the field referees' decision, which is final.

Additionally the Judge made reference to the Officiating Crews use of the Instant Replay, referencing Euroleague Basketball By Laws Appendix XII:

Article 1. Instant replay would be automatically referred to in the following situations:

a) A field goal made with no time remaining on the main game clock (0:00) at the end of any period or any extra period.

b) A foul called with no time remaining on the main game clock (0:00) at the end of any period or any extra period ().

Included in his final decision the Judge has also considered that not only the Officiating Crew had no reason to use the video replay system in the present case, but it should not have made the images accessible to the coaches of the teams or to other persons.'


Courtesy of Euroleague


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Eco Orebro sign Pedro Cipriano - by Eurobasket
Eco Orebro strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American forward Pedro Cipriano (206-F-83, college: Southern). Cipriano played most recently at PBG Basket Poznan (Poland). While playing 3 games for PBG Basket this season he averaged 1.3ppg and 2.3rpg. Cipriano is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Finland, Germany and Poland.
Pedro partiicipated in the African Championships in Libya -09 where he played 5 games and averaged 5.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 41.4%
in /his first game with Orebro, Cipriano played 26 minutes and scored: 6 points, 12 rebounds, and 1 steal
By Eurobasket Data Center


Basketligan, Round 34 review: Dolphins grab 28th win - by Eurobasket News
08 - Eco Orebro 86-77
Third straight win for 08 Stockholm, who improved to 9-22 in Swedish top division. Darly Massamba (195-F-81, college: Armstrong Atlantic) was totally the best player in this game collecting 28 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Nils Hedstrom (190-G-83) and Joakim Blom delivered 20 and 19 points respectively. Stefan Licartovsky and Drazen Klaric had 19 points each in defeat. Their Eco Orebro dropped to 12-20.

Gothia Basket - Sundsvall 89-66
Rhys Carter (190-G-84) stepped up for Gothia Basket last night draining 24 points. Liam Rush (202-F/G-82) also had very important role in this victory collecting 23 points, 11 boards and 5 assists. On the other side, visitors got 18 pts and 14 rebs from Andrew Spagrud. Gothia 13-18, Sundsvall 23-8.

Solna - Boras 78-80
Thriller win for Boras, who joined Uppsala and Sodertalje with 12-19 record. Jim Nystrom (194-G/F-82, college: Georgia Tech) shined for the winners with 22 points and 7 boards, while Michael Palm (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: W.Washington) added 20 pts and 10 rebounds. Saulius Dumbliauskas netted 21 pts for the Vikings (20-12).

Sodertalje - Norrkoping 73-86
28th victory for the Norrkoping Dolphins this season. George Gervin (189-G-76, college: Houston) top-scored with 19, Fred Drains (195-F-71, college: Kean) had 16 and Anton Saks added 12 points in this victory. Rickard Eriksson had 19 points in defeat. Dolphins stay No.1 with 28-4 record, while Kings dropped to 12-19.

Uppsala - Plannja 79-91
Jim Enbom (195-F-76) stepped up for Plannja Basket with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) had 19 points, 7 boards and 5 assists and Hakan Larsson (184-G-74) added 15 pts in this victory. In the loosing squad, Andreas Person had 20 points and 5 assists. Plannja 25-6 (second place), Uppsala 12-19.

Eco Orebro - Jamtland 80-70
This game was played on February 7. Eco Orebro grabbed 12th victory of the season getting 22 points from Stefan Licartovsky (200-G/F-84). Andrew Pleick (196-G-80, college: Lafayette) had 20 points, 6 boards and 9 assists, while currently the leading scorer of Basketligan added 19 pts in this victory. Dokun Akingbade shined in loss with 20 points and 10 boards.


Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Norrkoping 28-4 
 2. Plannja 25-6 
 3. Sundsvall 23-8 
 4. Solna 20-12 
 5. Gothia Basket 13-18 
 6. Boras 12-19 
 7. Uppsala 12-19 
 8. Sodertalje 12-19 
 9. Eco Orebro 12-20 
 10. 08 9-22 
 11. Jamtland 6-25 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Drazen KLARIC
  Eco Orebro
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.3 
 2. McKnight, Plannja20.0 
 3. Rush, Gothia Basket19.0 
 4. Palm, Boras18.6 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.1 
 6. Spagrud, Sundsvall16.0 
 7. Nystrom, Boras15.7 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping15.7 
 9. Carter, Gothia B.15.6 
 10. Blom,15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Palm, Boras10.6 
 2. Konare, Jamtland10.2 
 3. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.8 
 4. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.7 
 5. Rush, Gothia Basket8.4 
 6. Djordjic, Soder.7.8 
 7. Mottram, Gothia B.7.5 
 8. Akesson, Plannja7.5 
 9. Jonzen, Uppsala7.3 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew PLEICK
  Eco Orebro
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall5.8 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping5.7 
 4. Mbemba, Solna5.4 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje5.2 
 6. Carter, Gothia B.4.6 
 7. Mitchell, Solna4.6 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping4.3 
 9. Larsson, Plannja4.0 
 10. McKnight, Plann.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.8 
 2. Chuk, Sodertalje2.3 
 3. McKnight, Plannja2.1 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping2.0 
 5. Mbemba, Solna2.0 
 6. Mitchell, Solna1.9 
 7. Hellgren, Jamtland1.9 
 8. Person, Uppsala1.8 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping1.7 
 10. Pleick, Eco Oreb.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.8 
 3. Palm, Boras1.6 
 4. Konare, Jamtland1.5 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.2 
 6. Rush, Gothia Basket1.2 
 7. Drains, Norrkoping0.9 
 8. Akesson, Plannja0.8 
 9. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.8 
 10. McNaull, Norrkopi.0.8 


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  SWITZERLAND   


Dean Dusic leaves DDV Lugano - by Luca Maffioli
Dean Dusic parted ways from the head coach position with BC DDV Lugano. Dusic played with BC DDV Lugano and he became head coach in 2009-2010 season with Denti Della Vecchia Lugano. He left the club for personal reasons. BC DDV Lugano won 8 game and L 11. The position of head coach of Denti Della Vecchia Lugano (DDV) will be taken by the Coaching Staff of SAM Basket Massagno and BC DDV Lugano (probabily Stasha Dudukovic or Aleksandar Ranic ).

Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 18-4 
 2. SAV Vacallo 18-4 
 3. Lugano Tigers 17-4 
 4. BBC Nyon 13-8 
 5. Starwings 13-8 
 6. Monthey 10-12 
 7. SAM Massagno 8-13 
 8. Geneva Devils 7-14 
 9. Boncourt 7-15 
 10. Lausanne 6-16 
 11. MGS 1-20 


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Tony BROWN
  Starwings
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Brown, Starwings20.1 
 2. Thomas, Lausanne19.8 
 3. Hamilton, SAM M.19.0 
 4. Volcy, Monthey18.2 
 5. Hollins, Starwings18.1 
 6. Bradley, MGS18.1 
 7. Abukar, Lugano T.17.4 
 8. Mladjan, Lugano T.16.8 
 9. Schneiderman., SAV V.16.8 
 10. Johnson, BBC Ny.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Sloan, Starwings11.2 
 2. Grimm, SAM M.9.6 
 3. Thompson, Lausanne9.5 
 4. Volcy, Monthey9.2 
 5. Southall, BBC Nyon8.9 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt8.9 
 7. VanderMeer, Lugano T.7.8 
 8. Vogt, Fribourg7.4 
 9. Sanders, Lugano T.7.2 
 10. Dacevic, SAV.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Hollins, Starwings5.9 
 2. Monroe, Boncourt5.6 
 3. Stein, Lugano T.5.3 
 4. Lukovic, SAV V.5.3 
 5. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 6. Bradley, MGS5.0 
 7. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 8. Gray, SAM Massagno4.7 
 9. Pleux-D., Lausanne4.7 
 10. Petkovic, Fribou.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  Mykolaiv
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.0 
 2. Stein, Lugano T.2.9 
 3. Gray, SAM Massagno2.8 
 4. Gugino, Boncourt2.7 
 5. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 6. Jaquier, Starwings2.3 
 7. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.3 
 8. Volcy, Monthey2.3 
 9. Dacevic, SAV V.2.3 
 10. Efevberha, Lugano.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Thompson, Lausanne4.2 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.3 
 3. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.9 
 4. Sloan, Starwings1.5 
 5. Niang, MGS1.3 
 6. Sanders, Lugano T.1.2 
 7. Vogt, Fribourg1.2 
 8. Volcy, Monthey1.1 
 9. Grimm, SAM M.1.1 
 10. Grimes, Lausan.1.0 


MGS sign Antoine Gillespie - by Luca Maffioli
MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket sign former Dominican Rep NT Antoine Gillespie (194-G-76, college: UTEP). The 34-year-old guard come back to Swiss. He played last season for Geneva Devils and he averaging 14.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per appearance. In his carrer he played also in Greece, Cyprus, Ukraine, France, Venezuela, Ireland, Dominican Republic, IBL, CBA, Argentina, Israel, Belgium, Turkey and Poland.
Alessio Cedraschi joins Lugano Tigers 1th team. The 18-year-old guard played this season 5 games with Lugano Tigers U-23 in 1LN TI Gr. B2.


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  SYRIA   


Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. Wehda 7-0 
 2. Jalaa 7-0 
 3. Jeish 7-3 
 4. Ittihad 7-3 
 5. Karameh 6-4 
 6. Wathba 5-5 
 7. Hurriya 5-6 
 8. Kasyoun 4-6 
 9. Talee'a 3-6 
 10. Yarmouk 2-7 
 11. Tishreen 2-7 
 12. Thawra 1-9 


The results of 11th round - by Ahmad Madwar

the result :

Talee'a 49/72 Wathba
Yarmok 74/75 Qasion
Jalaa 75/65 Jeish
Ittihad 86/45 Tishreen
Karamah 91/65 Huriya
Thawra 56/108 Wahda

D1 Standings :

1. Jeish 7-3
2. Ittihad 7-1
3. Karamah 6-4
4. Qasion 5-6
5. Huriya 5-6
6. Wathba 5-5
7. Jalaa 7-0
8. Wahda 7-0
9. Talee'a 3-7
10. Yarmouk 2-8
11. Tishreen 2-7
12. Thawra 1-8

in the next round :


Talee'a V/S Wahda
Jalaa V/S Yarmok

in late games


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Vijana beat Oilers in basketball clash - by Carlos Pereira
Well-Drilled Vijana team outclassed Oilers by 70-60 points in the ongoing Dar es Salaam regional basketball league match played at the National Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

The action-packed encounter saw Vijanasevergreen player Said Khamis posting 19 points and provided as many assists to guide his team into the hard-earned victory.Playmaker Khamis delivered classic displays for Vijana with a series of well executed attacks that kept Oilers defenders under pressure for the better part of the match.Besides Khamis other players who also tormented Oilers defenders during the match were Emmanuel Mwikalo, Shisarya Mwiki and Dotto Zephania.Vijana also succeeded to contain Oilers industrious playmaker duo of Gerard Baru and Lusajo Samwel who have been the pillars behind Oilerss success for the unfolding season.Vijana took a narrow 15-13 points lead at the end of the first quarterBaru had his only three-pointer of the day during the closing stages of the second quarter to narrow the margin.Vijana widened their lead in the second quarter to 29-23 to keep at bay Oilers who somewhat rediscovered their attacking form to score points.

Oilers struggle waned as the third quarter git underway with the winners pressing hard to take a huge 44-37 points lead.Oilers did not put much fight in the third quarter as they trailed Vijana by seven points with big man Obote Mwambongo marshalling Vijanas defense.Oilers too had trouble marking Khamis who was a constant menace upfront.Zephania scored 17 points and took four rebounds for Vijana while Mwikalo had 11 points and six rebounds to hand their team crucial victory.Baru had 19 points, Naftael Msogoti scored 13 points, Samwel had nine points and three rebounds and Pius Seni added eight points for Oilers.

In another match played earlier at the same venue, Savio beat Chui by 69-56 points. Chui who struggled to catch up for most of the game only to lose steam during the closing stages.George Tarimo had 20 points and seven rebounds for Savio and playmaker Mohamed Yusuph added 17 points for the side while Ben Mkangaa scored 24 points and Dotto Charles added 16 for Chui.


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2010 Centrobasket to be held in Dominican Republic - by David Edole
SANTO DOMINGO (2010 Centrobasket Championship) The Dominican Republic was announced officially as the host of the 2010 Centrobasket Championship which is the qualifier for the Central American and Caribbean region for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic).

The tournament will be held at Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto of Santo Domingo from July 5-11, 2010. This coliseum was the host of the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship, among other events.

FIBA Americas Secretary General, Mr. Alberto Garcia, visited the Dominican capital to meet with the authorities and sign the contract. Garcia said that the effort put by the Dominican Federation and the support from the Dominican Olympic Committee, the government and the local businesses was key in making the decision to make the tournament in the Dominican Republic.

During his visit Garcia inspected the coliseum and told the authorities to improve the air conditioning system which is currently working at 30% capacity. The Secretary General added that he didn't find more problems and the arena was in good playing condition.

'It is very important to recognize the effort put by the Dominicans to be the host because if they didn't organize the tournament they were going to be out of the Olympic Cycle and that is not good for anybody. Ruperto Herrera, President of CONCENCABA, expressed his best wishes and is committed to help so this tournament is a success,' said Garcia.

In a press conference the President of the Dominican Basketball Federation, Mr. Frank Herasme, thanked the Secretary General for the vote of confidence and promised that this tournament will be the best in history.

This tournament ten national teams for the first time, they are: Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands. The classification of Belize depends on the appeal result sent to Lausanne, Switzerland about the eligibility of some of their players that were in the 2009 COCABA Championship. If Belize loses the appeal, the next team that will qualify is Costa Rica.

The 2010 Centrobasket Championship qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez, Puerto Rico and the top three for the 2011 Pan-American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.



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BBL: Week 19 review - by Eurobasket News
Plymouth R. - Essex Pirates 75-79
Essex Pirates moved off the bottom of the BBL table with hard fought 75-79 win against Airwaves Plymouth Raiders. Taner Adu (191-F-84) was a key player in this victory draining 25 points. Randy George (200-F-81, college: Henderson St.) secured a great help adding 16 points and 7 boards. Florentino Valencia responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds in loss.

Cheshire J. - MK Lions 70-71
Marshall MK Lions secured a valuable away win at Cheshire Jets to keep the pressure on the two in the BBL Championship. EJ Harrison (186-G-76, college: Connecticut) stepped up for MK Lions with 16 points. Frank Holmes (206-F-84, college: UAB) followed him with 11 pts and 9 boards. In the loosing squad, Chez Marks delivered 19 pts.

Newcastle E. - London C. 112-66
Newcastle Eagles kept up the pressure on the Sheffield Sharks at the top of the BBL Championship table thanks to a convincing 112-66 victory over the PAWS London Capital at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday evening. Charles Smith (198-F-75, college: Rider) led all scorers in the game as he netted 29 points for the Eagles, while Ibrahim Gariba (206-C-84) led the scoring for the Capital with 23 points personal. *Courtesy of BBL

Sheffield S. - Leicester R. 100-86
Sheffield Sharks maintained their slender two-point advantage at the top of the BBL Championship table thanks to a come-from-behind 100-86 victory over the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders at the EIS, Sheffield on Friday evening. Mike Cook (193-G/F-84, college: Pittsburgh) led all scorers in the game with 31 points personal for the Sharks, while a ombination of Bradd Wierzbicki and Jason Johnson led the Riders scoring with 21 points a-piece. *Courtesy of BBL

Essex Pirates - Everton T. 83-95
The Everton Tigers consolidated their position in the BBL Championship playoff places as they beat the Essex Pirates for the second time this season, 83-95. It snaps a run of back-to-back league defeats for the Tigers, while condemning the Pirates to their tenth straight loss, with their last win coming in mid-December. James Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) led the scoring with 30 points, while Olu Babalola added 21 as the Tigers moved up to seventh and became one of three teams tied on 22 league points. Taner Adu led the Pirates with 21 points. The Tigers held narrow leads at the end of the first (20-22), second (38-42) and third (65-66) periods. But they came through late in the game as they demonstrated their credentials, winning the final period by 29-18 to see the game out. They remain just one win behind the third-placed Marshall MK Lions. *Courtesy of BBL

Guildford H. - London C. 85-52
Guildford Heat kept themselves in the hunt for a play-off berth with a straightforward 85-52 home win over PAWS London Capital. Julius Joseph (193-F-75, college: Georgia Coll.) shined for the winners with 23 points. Tomas Janusauskas (213-C-85) came up with 20 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Scottish R. - Worthing T. 106-68
Glasgow Rocks reaffirmed their title credentials with an excellent 106-68 home win over Worthing Thunder. Robert Yanders (180-G-79, college: Missouri St.) was on fire with 25, while Randall Hanke (211-F/C-84, college: Providence) added 23 points and 7 rebounds. Worthing got 23 points from Reggie Bratton.

Everton T. - Worcester W. 67-76
Worcester Wolves secured a superb win on Merseyside as they beat Everton Tigers 67-76 to keep alive their play-off hopes. Roderick Middleton (186-G/F-82, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Buffalo) stepped up for the Wolves with 21 points. Olu Babalola (198-F-81, college: Clemson) had 19 pts and 7 rebs for the Tigers.

Leicester R. - MK Lions 100-85
The Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders narrowed the gap on the top four in the BBL Championship as they overcame the third-placed Marshall MK Lions by 100-85 in the East Midlands. Bradd Wierzbicki (191-G, college: Queens (NY)) led their scoring with 26 points, while Jason Johnson (201-F/C, agency: BrezoPro, college: S.Carolina St.) had 15 and 14 rebounds. Games between these two sides are always intriguing, with both being founder members of the BBL in 1987, and this one was no different. Prior to tonight, the teams had won 37 games each in head-to-head clashes since that time, with the Riders now taking the edge. It is their third win in four games and sees them join the Lions on 24 league points. *Courtesy of BBL

Worcester W. - Plymouth R. 84-80
The Worcester Wolves took a step closer to the BBL Championship playoff places as they beat the Airwaves Plymouth Raiders 84-80, hitting thirteen three-pointers on the way. Back-to-back wins for the Wolves keep them in tenth place, with this being only the third time in three years that they have beaten their South Coast rivals, who have now lost five games in a row. Roderick Middleton led the winners with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Florentino Valencia (196-F-85, college: Toledo) delivered 19 points in loss. *Courtesy of BBL


Third Times A Charm For Rubio - by George Manousidis
On Wednesday FIBA Europe announced that Ricky Rubio (192-G-90) of Spain has been chosen their Young Men's Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.
Rubio, a 1.90 meter guard, played his second major competition with Spain's senior national team in 2009, helping them to capture their first EuroBasket gold medal in Poland in September.

Rubio averaged 5.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and a team-leading 3.9 assists per contest in the tournament.

In June Rubio was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Draft, but elected to stay in Spain, signing a deal with FC Barcelona.

'It's difficult to come up with new ways of praising Ricky Rubio,' said FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos.

'He has the talent and the work ethic to be not just good, but great and I look forward to following his career.'

'When I think of Ricky I can't help but remember the final game of the 2006 U16 European Championship Men,' added Secretary General Nar Zanolin.

'51 points, 24 rebounds, 12 assists and seven steals. That night he introduced himself to the basketball world and he continues to live up to our lofty expectations.'

Rubio beat out Serbia's Milan Macvan for the honor. Jan Vesely of the Czech Republic finished third.


On Friday FIBA Europe will announce the winner of their Women's Player of the Year Award.

Stay tuned to http://www.fibaeurope.com/ for more.



Noel Leaves Raiders - by Andy Webb
The Airwaves Plymouth Raiders have announced that they have terminated the playing contract of James Noel (201-F-82, college: Master's) for the remainder of the 2009/10 season.

It is a regrettable decision, but one that we feel we have to take to allow the development of our younger players, said Raiders Chairman Bob Widdecombe. Players like Jay Marriott, Michal Czynienik, Mark Gilbard and Shaun Porter have shown great promise over a number of games this year, and this move will allow Jay and others the chance to play extended minutes for the remainder of the season, while allowing James the time to find another team before the signing deadline at the end of February.

Noel has been plagued all season by injuries first to his Achilles Tendon, and then to his back following a car accident in December. He sustained the injury to his Achilles Tendon during the summer, and found it hard to overcome this in the first half of the season.

Its disappointing for us, but we feel that we need to allow our younger players the opportunity of fighting for that vital court time that will help them develop as Raiders players, added Widdecombe.Were in the middle of rebuilding the squad and have talked with a number of exciting prospects about next season already. We still feel there is an outside chance of making the playoffs and will be going flat out to achieve that elusive 8th spot.



Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.26.6 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.26.2 
 3. Harrison, MK Lions22.9 
 4. Wierzbicki, Leices.21.0 
 5. Patton, Sheffiel.21.0 
 6. Yanders, Scottish.20.1 
 7. Valencia, Plymouth R.19.4 
 8. Martin, Guildford H.19.2 
 9. Middleton, Worceste.19.2 
 10. Makalainen, Worthi.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tafari TONEY
  Sheffield S.
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Toney, Sheffield S.11.1 
 2. Rodrigo, Essex P.10.1 
 3. Johnson, Leiceste.10.1 
 4. Rowe, Plymouth R.9.9 
 5. Richard, Worthing.8.2 
 6. Janusauskas, London C.7.6 
 7. Bratton, Worthing.7.5 
 8. Valencia, Plymouth R.7.4 
 9. Copeland, Scottish.7.3 
 10. Martin, Guildford.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jessie SAPP
  Scottish R.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Sapp, Scottish R.7.2 
 2. Martin, Plymouth.6.9 
 3. Yanders, Scottish.5.0 
 4. Drakeford, Guildfor.4.9 
 5. Patton, Sheffiel.4.7 
 6. Bell, Everton T.4.3 
 7. Cook, Sheffield S.4.2 
 8. Middleton, Worceste.4.2 
 9. Peterson, Cheshire.4.0 
 10. Jackson, Newcas.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Paul PETERSON
  Cheshire J.
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Peterson, Cheshire.2.5 
 2. Babalola, Evert.2.5 
 3. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.4 
 4. Harrison, MK Lions2.3 
 5. Middleton, Worceste.2.2 
 6. Bratton, Worthing.2.1 
 7. Sidlauskas, Worces.2.0 
 8. Sapp, Scottish R.2.0 
 9. Gariba, London C.2.0 
 10. Lasker, Plymou.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing T.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.6 
 2. Toney, Sheffield S.1.8 
 3. Johnson, Leiceste.1.8 
 4. Young, Cheshire J.1.4 
 5. Holmes, MK Lions1.1 
 6. Janusauskas, London C.1.0 
 7. Flournoy, Newcastl.1.0 
 8. Copeland, Scottish.1.0 
 9. Disy, Worcester W.1.0 
 10. Hilleary, Plymouth.1.0 


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  URUGUAY   


Trouville lead 1-0 over Atenas - by Hector Lopez
Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds leading Trouville to beat Atenas 80-70 in the opening game for the Uruguayan League quarter finals. The best-of-five serie will continue next Monday. Trouville without the injured Marques Lewis (203-F-83, college: UAB), took the lead during the second quarter with a 16-5 in four minutes. Also for Trouville Martin Aguilera (195-F-87) netted 17 points and Johnny Rodriguez (197-F/C-83) 16, incluiding 4 three-point shots. For Atenas Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: W.Kentucky) 23 points, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks, Will Caudle (206-C-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Xavier) 12 and 5 rebounds, Daniel Rivero (182-G-77) 14 points and 2 rebounds.


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USBA to host National Basketball Player Combine at Agnes Scott College on March 6, 2010 - by USBA Media
USBA to Host National Basketball Player Combine at Agnes Scott College on March 6, 2010
Atlanta, Ga. (February 10, 2010)---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) will host its first invitation-only national basketball player combine as part of the process for filling its 2010 inaugural basketball team rosters. The combine is scheduled to be held at the Woodruff Physical Activity Building on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, said USBA Vice President of Basketball Operation Kenneth Green. The combine will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010. 'We invite all qualified professional players to participate, we have already heard from agents who represent players from other countries as well as here in the United States,' said Green. The combine will be open to all qualified basketball players. The registration period is February 15, 2010 thru March 1, 2010. Players are required to pre-register on the league website, beginning February 15 and no one will be accepted after the deadline. Registration forms can be mailed to the league office. All applications should be postmarked before March 1, 2010. Forms will be available from the leagues website.

The combine was originally to be held at Oglethorpe University, according to league sources the change was made to better accommodate participants. Oglethorpe is a fine university and they have great facilities, however it is in a predominately residential area and we need to make hotels available to the combine participants.

'We are working tirelessly in our pursuit to find the best players available for all USBA teams; this will enable us to provide our fans the very best minor league professional basketball players from day one,' said USBA President and C.E.O., Duane Allen Jenkins . 'This national search for players and our combine is a truly special and unique opportunity for all of our coaches to evaluate basketball players to fit their style of play in one place and at one time,' continued Jenkins.

Invited players will participate in scrimmage games and will be evaluated by the league coaching staff and invited scouts. USBA coaching staff will then select the players to try out for their local team. USBA individual team tryouts are scheduled for March 13, 2010 and March 20, 2010. According to the league, players will be charged a fee of $75.00 to participate in the combine. The league will waive the all fees for team individual tryouts for the players who participate in the combine. Basketball players will need to have a minimum of two years experience on the collegiate level to be invited to both the combine and the individual team tryouts.

Players participating in the combine will receive a tee shirt, lunch from Subway and a video taped disc of the days events. Deer Park will provide bottled water to the players and coaches. Trainers and paramedics will be on hand to assist participants.

The basketball games during combine will be officiated by league referees. We have a prime opportunity to expose these players to the crews that will officiate the USBA games, said USBA Supervisor of Officials, Simmie Lavender. The minimum experience of my officials is the NCAA division two level; we have quite a few people that referee in the NCAA division one and currently registered with the D-League. The USBA uses NBA rules and regulations.

The USBA has eighteen teams in three divisions. The teams are spread out over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. Please refer to the league website at www.usbaball.com. Combine signup will begin February 15, 2010 and end March 1, 2010. Complete instruction on player registration, confirmed site location and hotel reservation information will be made available on the league website on February 15, 2010. The USBA utilizes medium to small college and university gymnasiums for the home location of their teams. All USBA coaches will be on hand to evaluate players. Coaches will have the option to sign players to an agreement or invited them to an additional tryout with their local team.

Basketball player compensation package includes; $350.00 per week, $25.00 sponsor paid appearances, 25% commission on sponsorship sales, a daily meal at Golden Coral Buffet Restaurant, workman compensation and housing, when needed. Each team plays a thirty game schedule, fifteen home games and fifteen games away.

About the United States Basketball Association----The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is a mid spring thru early summer mens professional basketball league. The league headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The league as eighteen teams split into three divisions, spread out over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. Basketball players, coaches, dance team members and game day staff could be catapulted to enjoy further opportunities in the National Basketball Association Developmental League (NBADL), as well as exposure to other reputable professional basketball leagues from around the world. League website is www.usbaball.com .



USBA will hold a Job Fair at Teams Open House on March 13 and March 20, 2010 - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (February 10, 2010) ---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is pleased to announce an Open House and a Job Fair in each individual team city.
The Open Houses will take place at the home gymnasiums of each individual team. Each team will conduct a job fair, at the same time, in an effort to fill position with individual teams.

Churches, civic groups and fans of each team are invited to come and get autographs, take pictures with the teams and get to know the players who will be representing each individual city. A special invitation has been extended to the Boys and Girls Clubs as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations. 'We are also extending a very special invitation to children in the foster care system in each city.'

The Open Houses will take place on Saturday March 13 and Saturday March 20, 2010 from 2-7 pm with refreshments such as hot dogs, soft drinks, chips and other snacks being provided free of charge by Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola. Each soft drink company has contractual agreements in place at the college or university under agreement with the USBA.

USBA president Duane Jenkins says, This is an opportunity for us to get to know our supporters and fans in each city. We want our fans to be able to have autographs signed and quite simply, fans will be able to talk to the players on a more personal level.' We will conduct a job fair on these dates to fulfill positions with the teams.' The league is said to employ 15 to 20 people at each home game.

Each local team will conduct interviews for game day staff as well as holding tryouts for basketball players and dance team applicants. For a list of available positions, refer to www.usbaball.com/employment.

The league will make season ticket packages available. The open house will mark the continued availability of the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., and the advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league has set aside 1200 single season tickets for this promotion. This collaborated effort includes the USBA, the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., and many of the leagues partners, sponsors and advertisers,' said Jenkins.

The league has set the price of $105.00 per season ticket and comes with admission to all fifteen home games and as an extra added bonus each season ticket comes with an additional fifteen free single game tickets; this includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24x36 full color poster with the basketball team and dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 30, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance)

According to the league, each season ticket holder will be automatically included in a raffle sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc. 'We're very excited about this promotion. Not only do fans get a chance to see high quality basketball at affordable prices, but there is the chance to win a new car, a trip to see an NBA game and to go on a Disney World vacation.'

The prize list is as follows:

* Grand Prize: 2010 Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis LS
(one automobile and a $40.00 Quik Trip, BP or RaceTrac weekly gas card for one year, will be given away in each USBA team city, 18 total league wide),

* 2nd Prize: Disney World Family Vacation
(Family of four, rt airfare on Delta Airlines, transfers to and from the airport, daily Disney World Park passes, meals and lodging at a Disney World theme park hotel included, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide),

* 3rd prize: The NBA Extravaganza
( Trip for two to an NBA game, round trip airfare on Delta Airlines, overnight stay at Marriott Hotel, one day car rental from Enterprise, dinner for two at Outback Steak House and breakfast for two at International House of Pancakes, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide.)

* 4th Prize: The Schwinn Bicycle Explosion
(Six mens, six womans, six boys and six girls ten speed bicycles, 24 given away at each USBA team city, 432 total league wide)

* 5th Prize: The Outback Steak House Family Feast
(A $60.00 gift card, 25 given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

* 6th Prize: Russell Athletic Team Polo Shirts
(25 shirts will be given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

All drawings for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener. As far as we know, this is the biggest and most extravagant season ticket promotion in the history of minor league sports. said Jenkins. Fans can visit our website at www.usbaball.com for rules and disclaimers about the raffle and the United States Basketball Association.' We plan to begin our first season with a bang. All of our games will be geared toward top notched basketball competition, family fun and entertainment surrounded in a faith based environment, our goal is to offer each community a great experience,' proclaimed Mr. Jenkins. For more information, call the USBA league office at (678) 966-9993 or go to www.usbaball.com .



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Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Argentina0-0
2. China0-0
3. Egypt0-0
4. Lithuania0-0
5. Serbia0-0
6. USA0-0
Group B
1. Australia0-0
2. Canada0-0
3. Spain0-0
4. Germany0-0
5. S.Korea0-0
6. Poland0-0


Groups draft for Hamburg 2010 - by Eurobasket
With the inaugural edition of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men less than five months away, the draw for the first round of the competition was held today in Hamburg.

The 12 qualified teams were divided into two groups of six.

Here are the results of the draw:

Group A: Argentina, China, Egypt, Lithuania, Serbia, USA.
Group B: Australia, Canada, Germany, Korea, Poland, Spain.

During the first round, which will begin on 2nd July 2010, each team plays the five others in their respective groups.
The top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals, at which point the competition continues through to the final held on 11th July 2010 in a standard knock-out format.
Courtesy of FIBA




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Women News

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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Harrower named Player of the Week - by Eurobasket News
Bendigo Spirit point guard Kristi Harrower (166-G-75) has been named Player of the Week in Round 17 of the WNBL after scoring a career high 40 points on Sunday.

The 2008/09 All-Star also set a new club record with her points tally which is the most points scored in a single game by any player this season.

Harrowers haul lifted the Spirit past the Perth Lynx, 74-67, at home.

The Jayco Opal drained 4-of-8 attempts from 3-point territory and turned in a clinical display at the charity stripe, converting 12-of-13 attempts at 92 per cent.

When I hit my first couple of shots I felt like I had a lot of energy which is the first time in a while for me, but it was a great team effort, Harrower said.

Finally we had a great start, we got on top of them early and didnt let them get back in the game.

She added six assists and five rebounds to complete the demolition and lead Bendigo into fifth place on the league ladder.

Harrower paid credit to her teammates and said the Spirit is firing at the right time.

I think our girls have been doing a better job of stepping up in the second half of the season and thats what we need, we need everyone to contribute if were to be successful, she said.

A regular nominee for the weekly award this season, Harrower also earned the accolade in Round 2.

Harrower leads the league in points per game (24.7) and is also the leading 3-point shooter in the competition, shooting at 42 per cent from beyond the arc. The World Champion is third in the league in assists per game (4.8), third in foul shot percentage (84.2) and, despite standing 163cm, is ranked sixth in defensive rebounds (5.2) and 10th in total rebounds (6.7). Rounding out her all-round game, Harrower is also ninth in field goal percentage (49.4).

Harrower pipped fellow Jayco Opal Liz Cambage for the award. Cambage scored a career high 36 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Bulleen Boomers downed the Dandenong Rangers on Saturday. The 203cm centre nailed 14-of-16 attempts from the floor at 88 per cent.



Other noteworthy performances from Round 17 included:

ADELAIDE LINK LIGHTNING: Adelaide Captain Jess Foley led from the front with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists in a loss at home to Canberra. Cayla Francis was in support and was just 2 blocks shy of a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 8 blocks and 3 assists.

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT: Tayla Roberts posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a road loss to Logan.

BENDIGO BANK SPIRIT: Jasmine Finnigan shot 82 per cent from the field to score 26 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a home victory over Perth.

GLOBAL METALS BULLEEN BOOMERS: Round 15 Player of the Week Jenna OHea had another terrific all-round performance with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

CANBERRA TRANSACT CAPITALS: Lauren Jackson led all scorers with 27 points and tallied 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in a home win over Perth. She added 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists on the road in a win against Adelaide.

DANDENONG JAYCO RANGERS: Nicole Hunt scored an equal team high 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc, dished 3 assists and grabbed 2 rebounds in a home loss to Bulleen.

BDS LOGAN THUNDER: Cassie Smith scored a career high 18 points to lead Logan past the AIS at home. She was a perfect 3-from-3 beyond the arc and grabbed 3 rebounds, one steal and one assist.

GO FOR 2 AND 5 PERTH LYNX: Melissa Marsh led Perth with 17 points in a road loss to Canberra, she drained 3-of-5 attempts from the 3-point line and added 3 rebounds and 2 assists. In a road loss to Bendigo Marsh added 8 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

ACUVUE SYDNEY UNI FLAMES: Suzy Batkovic-Brown top-scored with 28 points and added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals before succumbing to a knee injury in a road win over Townsville.

TOWNSVILLE MCCAFE FIRE: Rohanee Cox scored 26 points to go with 7 rebounds and 3 assists but the Fire fell to Sydney Uni at home.


WNBL Player of the Week 2009/10

Round 1: Elyse Penaluna (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 2: Kristi Harrower (Bendigo Spirit)
Round 3: Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 4: Marianna Tolo (Canberra Capitals)
Round 5: Cayla Francis (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 6: Marianna Tolo (Canberra Capitals)
Round 7: Eva Afeaki (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 8: Suzy Batkovic-Brown (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 9: Suzy Batkovic-Brown (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 10: Liz Cambage (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 11: Deanna Smith (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 12: Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 13: Liz Cambage (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 14: Lauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
Round 15: Jenna OHea (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 16: Deanna Smith (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 17: Kristi Harrower (Bendigo Spirit)


Courtesy of WNBL (www.wnbl.com.au)


Suzy Batkovic-Brown to miss 4-6 weeks - by Eurobasket News
Dual Olympian and ACUVUE Sydney Uni Flames star centre Suzy Batkovic-Brown (193-C-80) has been cleared of significant structural damage to her knee, but is expected to miss at least 4 weeks.

Batkovic-Brown suffered the injury in the Flames four-point victory at Townsville on Friday night.

Batkovic-Brown injured her knee in an awkward fall in the crucial clash and after consulting leading sports physicians has been cleared of major damage to ligaments and the structure of the knee.

While the long term prognosis has been positive, specialists have suggested it will take the Jayco Opal between four to six weeks to recover and Batkovic- Brown has already commenced a rigourous rehabilation program in an attempt to get back on the court as soon as possible.

Batkovic-Brown said she was disappointed to be sidelined on the eve of the play-offs, with her Flames engaged in a desperate battle to claim second spot and the all-important double chance.

'Injuries are part of being an elite athlete, but it is tough not to be on the floor as our team gets ready for the play-offs,' she said.

'Our team has overcome injury setbacks all year, so I'm confident that we will be able to step up against Perth this weekend and then move into the play-offs with confidence,' she added.

ACUVUE Sydney Uni Flames coach Karen Dalton said it was always difficult to lose a key player with injury, but was confident her team would respond as it had all year.

'Any time you lose a dual Olympian, it is going to be tough, but we have shown we can adjust and I'm sure players like Nat Porter, Deanna Smith and Dee Butler will step up as they have all year,' Dalton said.

'Suzy has brought scoring, rebounding and leadership and while it will be hard to cover this loss on the floor, she will still play a key leadership role with our team as we move towards the play-offs,' she added.

The ACUVUE Flames clash with Perth in the final regular season match up at home this Saturday and will then turn the focus to one of the closest and most competitive play-offs races in years.


Courtesy of ACUVUE Sydney Uni Flames


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  BELGIUM - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Waregem 16-2 
 2. Sint Kateline 15-3 
 3. BBC Boom 12-6 
 4. R.Spirou M. 11-7 
 5. Point Chaud 10-8 
 6. Dexia 7-11 
 7. Jeugd Gentson 7-11 
 8. Ieper 6-12 
 9. Houthalen 4-14 
 10. N.Namur 2-16 


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  BULGARIA - Women  


Standings - Women
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil 10-2 
 2. Dunav 10-2 
 3. Montana 2003 8-3 
 4. Beroe 2007 5-6 
 5. Minor 2-11 
 6. Slavia 0-11 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Frisco Sika earns Euroleague quarterfinal ticket in Spain - by Eurobasket News
Rivas Ecopolis - Frisco Sika 63:77
Frisco Sika booked the Euroleague quarterfinal ticket. They overwhelmed Rivas Ecopolis in the third decisive game of the eighth-final series on the road. Firsco Sika led in the series after the opener in Spain but then suddenly lost to Rivas Ecopolis in Brno to go extra mile for the success.
Frisco Sika set the tone early. Tay McWilliams (189-F/C-70, college: St.Edward's) helped the Czech team earn a 14:4 lead midway through the starting period. Petra Ujhelyi (192-C-80, college: S.Carolina) cut the distance with four points in a row but Grima and Tay McWilliams continued to drive Frisco Sika as they piled up a 24:10 lead. Petra Ujhelyi seemed to be the only warrior for Rivas Ecopolis as he four points kept the hosts in the game early in the second stanza. Langhorne and Catherine Joens (180-G-82) finally dragged the home team within 8 late in the frame. Frisco Sika ensured a 36:28 advantage at halftime. Skerovic and Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) opened the second half with four straight points to maintain the pressure on Rivas Ecopolis. It served as a wake up call for the Spanish team as they finally started to work their back into the game. They went on a 13:6 run to trim the deficit. Catherine Joens capped the third quarter as Rivas Ecopolis trailed by 8 points with ten minutes to go. Viteckova drained two trebles early in the fourth quarter to provide breathing space for the visitors. Rivas Ecopolis got within 5 points midway through the final frame but it was close as the hosts could get. Skerovic, Viteckova and DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, college: Auburn) went perfect from the stripe in the dying moments and sealed the victory for Frisco Sika.
DeWanna Bonner knocked down 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Frisco Sika. Hana Horakova finished with 16 points in the win. Catherine Joens responded with 15 points for Rivas Ecopolis. Anna Cruz (172-G-86) and Petra Ujhelyi added 11 points each in the losing effort.

Rivas Ecopolis: Catherine Joens 15, Anna Cruz 11, Petra Ujhelyi 11
Frisco Sika: DeWanna Bonner 19,Hana Horakova 16, Tay McWilliams 14



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  ESTONIA - Women  


Standings - Women
Meistriliiga Standings
 1. Eclex Tallinn 11-0 
 2. TLU 5-5 
 3. Audentes 4-7 
 4. Tartu Ulikooli 1-9 


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  EUROLEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  Spartak V MR
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Taurasi, Spartak .22.2 
 2. McCoughtry, Dobri A.20.0 
 3. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli19.0 
 4. Lyttle, Perfumer.18.0 
 5. Montgomery, TEO V.17.6 
 6. Young, Galatasaray17.3 
 7. Macchi, Familia Schio17.2 
 8. Langhorne, Rivas E.17.1 
 9. Milton-Jones, Ros C.16.8 
 10. Taylor, Fenerbah.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.11.2 
 2. Burse, TS Wi.11.0 
 3. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli10.7 
 4. Bjelica, TEO V.9.2 
 5. Langhorne, Rivas E.9.0 
 6. De Souza, Ros C.8.4 
 7. Brunson, Taranto8.3 
 8. McCoughtry, Dobri A.7.9 
 9. Fowles, Spartak .7.9 
 10. Ohlde, MiZo Pe.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Anda JELAVIC
  Gospic
  (175-G-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Jelavic, Gospic6.7 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs6.6 
 3. Richards, Gorzow4.7 
 4. Vardarli, Fener.4.3 
 5. Bermejo, Rivas E.4.3 
 6. Ratkaine, MKB E.4.2 
 7. Cohen, TS Wi.4.2 
 8. Taurasi, Spartak .4.0 
 9. Bird, Spartak V MR4.0 
 10. Lawson-Wade, Spa.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Angel MCCOUGHTRY
  Dobri Anjeli
  (185-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. McCoughtry, Dobri A.3.3 
 2. Willis, TTT Riga3.3 
 3. McCarville, Spart.2.9 
 4. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs2.7 
 5. Horakova, Frisco S.2.7 
 6. Dumerc, UMMC2.5 
 7. Valdemoro, Ros C.2.3 
 8. Jelavic, Gospic2.3 
 9. Fernandez, TS Wi.2.3 
 10. Lyttle, Perfum.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Candice DUPREE
  Dobri Anjeli
  (188-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli1.5 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.1.4 
 3. Stepanova, UMMC1.4 
 4. Lisina, Dobri Anjeli1.3 
 5. Burse, TS Wi.1.2 
 6. Ndongue, Bourges1.2 
 7. Christon, Lotos G.1.1 
 8. Sipaviciute, Szeged1.0 
 9. Comfort, Villeneuve1.0 
 10. Sutton-Brown, Fene.1.0 


Euroleague Round: 3 (1/8 Finals) - by Eurobasket News
TS Wisla Can-Pak - MiZo Pecs 69-57
Polish powerhouse Wisla escaped the downfall and won the 1/8 Final series over MiZo Pecs in EuroLeague. Wisla grabbed 69:57 to win the series 2- 1. It was a close battle from start to finish but the Polish powerhouse managed to escape in the dying minutes. Wisla looked dominant early in the game as they cleared off to a 9:4 lead. But the Hungarian team quickly responded and stayed close. Wisla led by just three points 21:18 at the first break. Quigley opened the second frame with a three-pointer to knot things up. Wisla responded with seven points in a row to get the lead back. Nevertheless MiZo Pecs persisted and pulled ahead midway through the second stanza. Wisla eked out a 38:37 advantage at halftime. The hosts built a 9-point lead midway through the third frame but MiZo Pecs refused to surrender. Anna Vajda unloaded 6 points in a row to get the visitors closer. Mazzante and Bujdoso capped the period with four points in a row and MiZo Pecs earned a 49:48 lead. The lead changed hands for several times before five points from Katerina Zohnova (179-G-84, agency: Data Plus Group) put the home team up by 5. Katerina Zohnova scored for 67:57 making two free-throws with 40 seconds to play and Liron Cohen was also perfect from the line to make the final result in the game. Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) paced all the winners with 17 points. Katerina Zohnova posted 13, while Ewelina Kobryn and Liron Cohen added 12 apiece. Anna Vajda ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Dalma Ivanyi collected 4 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Rivas Ecopolis - Frisco Sika 63-77
Frisco Sika booked the Euroleague quarterfinal ticket. They overwhelmed Rivas Ecopolis in the third decisive game of the eighth-final series on the road. Firsco Sika led in the series after the opener in Spain but then suddenly lost to Rivas Ecopolis in Brno to go extra mile for the success. Frisco Sika set the tone early. Tay McWilliams (189-F/C-70, college: St.Edward's) helped the Czech team earn a 14:4 lead midway through the starting period. Petra Ujhelyi cut the distance with four points in a row but Grima and Tay McWilliams continued to drive Frisco Sika as they piled up a 24:10 lead. Petra Ujhelyi seemed to be the only warrior for Rivas Ecopolis as he four points kept the hosts in the game early in the second stanza. Langhorne and Catherine Joens finally dragged the home team within 8 late in the frame. Frisco Sika ensured a 36:28 advantage at halftime. Skerovic and Hana Horakova opened the second half with four straight points to maintain the pressure on Rivas Ecopolis. It served as a wake up call for the Spanish team as they finally started to work their back into the game. They went on a 13:6 run to trim the deficit. Catherine Joens capped the third quarter as Rivas Ecopolis trailed by 8 points with ten minutes to go. Viteckova drained two trebles early in the fourth quarter to provide breathing space for the visitors. Rivas Ecopolis got within 5 points midway through the final frame but it was close as the hosts could get. Skerovic, Viteckova and DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, college: Auburn) went perfect from the stripe in the dying moments and sealed the victory for Frisco Sika. DeWanna Bonner knocked down 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Frisco Sika. Hana Horakova finished with 16 points in the win. Catherine Joens responded with 15 points for Rivas Ecopolis. Anna Cruz and Petra Ujhelyi added 11 points each in the losing effort.

Perfumerias - Bourges 64-55
Perfumerias celebrated a crucial win against Bourges in the Euroleague eighth-final series. The Spanish team prevailed in Salamanca in the third decisive encounter tonight. The hosts needed to overcome a slow start to claim a tough win at the end. Endene Miyem ensured a 4:0 start for Bourges in this one. The visitors stayed in control throughout the first frame and posted a 14:11 lead at the first intermission. Salagnac, Burgrova, Kaltsidou and Endene Miyem provided Bourges with a 10-point advantage midway through the second stanza. Ndognue and Ana Lelas made it 29:15 for the visitors but Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) and Torrens managed to cut the distance at 10 points heading into the long break. Endene Miyem pulled Bourges ahead by 12 points before Perfumerias replied. The home team went on a 14:0 run to spur in front. Manic and Burgrova stopped the bleeding for Bourges and the French outfit entered the fourth period ahead by one 41:40. The teams traded baskets and Perfumerias were up by just one with over three minutes remaining. Le'Coe Willingham and Silvia Dominguez fired six points in a row and Perfumerias ran away for good in this one. Bourges managed just two points in the reminder of the contest and had to surrender at the end. Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) produced 22 points and 15 boards to lead Avenida. Le'Coe Willingham added 16 points, while Silvia Dominguez finished with 14 points for the winners. Endene Miyem responded with 15 points for Bourges. Ana Lelas had 9 points in the losing effort.



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  FRANCE - Women  


Perfumerias edge Bourges for Euroleague quarterfinal spot - by Eurobasket News
Perfumerias - Bourges 64:55
Perfumerias celebrated a crucial win against Bourges in the Euroleague eighth-final series. The Spanish team prevailed in Salamanca in the third decisive encounter tonight. The hosts needed to overcome a slow start to claim a tough win at the end.
Endene Miyem (188-F-88) ensured a 4:0 start for Bourges in this one. The visitors stayed in control throughout the first frame and posted a 14:11 lead at the first intermission. Salagnac, Burgrova, Kaltsidou and Endene Miyem provided Bourges with a 10-point advantage midway through the second stanza. Ndognue and Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) made it 29:15 for the visitors but Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) and Torrens managed to cut the distance at 10 points heading into the long break. Endene Miyem pulled Bourges ahead by 12 points before Perfumerias replied. The home team went on a 14:0 run to spur in front. Manic and Burgrova stopped the bleeding for Bourges and the French outfit entered the fourth period ahead by one 41:40. The teams traded baskets and Perfumerias were up by just one with over three minutes remaining. Le'Coe Willingham and Silvia Dominguez (166-G-87) fired six points in a row and Perfumerias ran away for good in this one. Bourges managed just two points in the reminder of the contest and had to surrender at the end.
Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) produced 22 points and 15 boards to lead Avenida. Le'Coe Willingham added 16 points, while Silvia Dominguez finished with 14 points for the winners. Endene Miyem responded with 15 points for Bourges. Ana Lelas had 9 points in the losing effort.

Perfumerias: Sancho Lyttle 22+15 boards, Le'Coe Willingham 16, Silvia Dominguez 14
Bourges: Endene Miyem 15, Ana Lelas 9



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  HUNGARY - Women  


Wisla hold off MiZo Pecs to advance into Euroleague quarterfinal - by Eurobasket News
Wisla - MiZo Pecs 69:57
Polish powerhouse Wisla escaped the downfall and won the 1/8 Final series over MiZo Pecs in EuroLeague. Wisla grabbed 69:57 to win the series 2- 1. It was a close battle from start to finish but the Polish powerhouse managed to escape in the dying minutes.
Wisla looked dominant early in the game as they cleared off to a 9:4 lead. But the Hungarian team quickly responded and stayed close. Wisla led by just three points 21:18 at the first break. Quigley opened the second frame with a three-pointer to knot things up. Wisla responded with seven points in a row to get the lead back. Nevertheless MiZo Pecs persisted and pulled ahead midway through the second stanza. Wisla eked out a 38:37 advantage at halftime. The hosts built a 9-point lead midway through the third frame but MiZo Pecs refused to surrender. Anna Vajda (191-F/C-84) unloaded 6 points in a row to get the visitors closer. Mazzante and Bujdoso capped the period with four points in a row and MiZo Pecs earned a 49:48 lead. The lead changed hands for several times before five points from Katerina Zohnova (179-G-84, agency: Data Plus Group) put the home team up by 5. Katerina Zohnova scored for 67:57 making two free-throws with 40 seconds to play and Liron Cohen (173-G-82) was also perfect from the line to make the final result in the game.
Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) paced all the winners with 17 points. Katerina Zohnova posted 13, while Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82, agency: Data Plus Group) and Liron Cohen added 12 apiece. Anna Vajda ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.) collected 4 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Wisla: Marta Fernandez 17, Katerina Zohnova 13, Ewelina Kobryn 12, Liron Cohen 12
MiZo Pecs: Anna Vajda 18, Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) 11



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  IRELAND - Women  


IrishSport.TV's Women's SuperLeague Round Up - by Jolie Niland
Meteors look to acquire fourth place with a thrilling overtime victory against Killester, DCU Mercy continued their celebrations with a defeat against Sligo All Stars, Team Montenotte Hotel Cork slid past Tolka Rovers by 29 points and UL enjoyed a comfortable win against Bausch & Lomb Waterford Wildcats.


The meeting of Killester and Meteors in proved to delight as Meteors came away with a victory in overtime by a mere three points.
The physical contest was gruelling on both sides and Meteors Head Coach Dave Biggins believed his players put everything that had into the game.
We are delighted to come away with the win. This was a tough, physical game with both sides giving everything they got
Killester managed to control the first half of the game throwing Meteors off-balance with sharp shooting and defensive stops to bring the home side up by five points at halftime. However, Meteors player Eimear Mairtin took control by contributing 11 of her 18 points in the third quarter to give her South side team the advantage.
With a back-and-forth score line for the fourth quarter, Meteors tried to break away with a two point advantage in the closing seconds but Killesters Alex Troy had other plans as she netted a huge shot to send the game into overtime.
We managed to hold our nerves stated Meteors Head Coach Dave Biggins, after sealing the game with some big free throws this win will keep our hopes of top four alive.
DCU Mercy continued their celebrations at the expense of Sligo All Stars with a final score of 90-45.
DCUs Shauna OConnor netted a 22 point contribution along side Captain Lindsey Peats nine point performance.
Team Montenotte Hotel Cork breathed a sigh of relief as they slid past Tolka Rovers 87-58.
The first half saw an evenly matched score board until Team Montenottes captain, Marie Breen took control and netted six points consecutively.
Fatigue set in during the third quarter and careless mistakes by the Dublin side saw Team Montenotte capitalize and widen the scoring gap.
Team Montenottes Niamh Dwyer noted that the Cork side must stay focused for the league finals.
Tolka gave us a scare in the first half as they have made improvements since the start of the season, stated Dwyer,
They were a lot more organized but we are glad to get the win and this will give us more focus for the play offs.
UL enjoyed a comfortable win at the expense of Bausch & Lomb Waterford Wildcats 92-52. With missing key player Sinead Deegan, Waterford could not handle UL stand out player Rachel Vanderwal who dropped 28 points in the victory.
UL Head Coach James Weldon believes his team gave an all-around performance.
I am happy enough with the game. I know there were a lot of points scored but it was an all around performance, stated Weldon,
We are trying to look deeper and with 34 steals for our side on the night it goes to show that everyone put in effort.



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  ISRAEL - Women  


Liron Cohen in Wisla Can Pack !!! - by Gil Goshen


For the first time in the history of Wisla Cn Pack , the team will play on the Quarter Final - Four
play - off !!!!!!!
The team which joined the Euroleague at the last minutes
proved again that they deserve to be among the 8 best teams in Europe !!!!

Liron - the israeli national guard with her teammates won the very crucial game vs. Mizo Pcs 2010 69:57.
Liron also contributed a great defence and shot down the Hungarian star on 4 points !!!

For Wisla Can Pack:

Liron Cohen - played 32 mintues had 12 points ( including the last shot from the 3 points ).
M.Fernandez had 17 points, 6 rb.
J. Burse had 7 points and 16 rbs.
K. Zohnova had 13 points.

For Mizo Pcs 2010:
A. vajda had 18 points.
A.Quigley 10 points.
N. Ohlde had 11 points and 7 rbs.
Liron Cohen (173-G-82)


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  ITALY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli18.6 
 2. Smith, Comense17.8 
 3. Robert, Faenza17.5 
 4. Machanguana, Bracco G.16.3 
 5. Macchi, Familia Schio15.9 
 6. Brunson, Taranto15.4 
 7. Basko, Umana Reyer15.3 
 8. Cirov, Priolo15.1 
 9. Palie, Vomero NA14.6 
 10. Pascalau, Prio.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcedes WALKER
  GMA Napoli
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Walker, GMA Napoli9.3 
 2. Robert, Faenza8.8 
 3. Brunson, Taranto8.6 
 4. Smith, Comense8.0 
 5. Harper, Umana R.7.1 
 6. Screen, Basket P.7.1 
 7. Willis, Livorno6.9 
 8. Machanguana, Bracco G.6.9 
 9. Mosby, Bracco Geas6.4 
 10. Harmon, Comen.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Adriana PINTO
  Faenza
  (169-G-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pinto, Faenza3.1 
 2. Dixon, GMA Napoli2.7 
 3. Ballardini, Umana R.2.6 
 4. Macchi, Familia Schio2.6 
 5. Eric, Vomero NA2.5 
 6. Goryanova, GMA N.2.2 
 7. Moro, Familia Schio2.2 
 8. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.1 
 9. Carpreaux, Livorno2.0 
 10. Palie, Vomero1.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli5.2 
 2. Palie, Vomero NA5.2 
 3. Carpreaux, Livorno4.8 
 4. Ristic, Livorno4.5 
 5. Pinto, Faenza4.4 
 6. Fazio, Comense4.2 
 7. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.4.2 
 8. Robert, Faenza4.2 
 9. Smith, Comense3.8 
 10. Ngoyisa, Famili.3.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Prystupa, Faenza1.1 
 2. Harper, Umana R.1.0 
 3. Alexander, Faenza0.9 
 4. Van Malderen, GMA N.0.9 
 5. Smith, Comense0.8 
 6. Godin, Taranto0.8 
 7. Aziz, Comense0.7 
 8. Robert, Faenza0.6 
 9. Brunson, Taranto0.6 
 10. Mosby, Bracco Ge.0.6 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


Standings - LMKL
LMKL Standings
 1. TEO Vilnius 17-2 
 2. Cesis 17-2 
 3. Aistes-Atletas 12-7 
 4. Lemminkain. 10-8 
 5. Laisve 10-9 
 6. MRU 5-13 
 7. Ruta Siauliai 4-16 
 8. LAMMKK 0-18 


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  NCAA2 - Women  


Western Washington Holds on to Second Spot - by Sanjey Noriega
UC San Diego maintained its No. 1 NCAA Division II West Regional ranking closed followed by W.Washington, Seattle Pacific and Alaska Anchorage in this week's poll.

Carmen Dolfo's WWU team has won 10 straight to stay on the heals of UCSD for the right to host the regional tournament.

Cal Poly Pomona moved ahead of Northwest Nazarene into fifth place in the rankings, while the Crusaders slipped to sixth after sustaining road losses last week at W.Washington and Seattle Pacific.

The rankings will eventually help determine the five at-large teams that will join the GNAC and PacWest regular-season champions and the CCAA post-season tournament winner in the playoffs in March.

The rankings will also help determine the host school for the eight-team regional. Currently unranked Hawaii Pacific is the leader in the PacWest and would earn an automatic berth if it holds on to first place.

UC San Diego, which defeated both W.Washington and Seattle Pacific earlier this season in a tournament on its home court, has the inside track for the right to host the eight-team regional.

West Region - 1. UC San Diego (18-1); 2. W.Washington (18-2); 3. Seattle Pacific (14-3); 4. Alaska Anchorage (14-3); 5. Cal Poly Pomona (16-4); 6. Northwest Nazarene (13-6); 7. Chico State (12-8); 8. Cal State Monterey Bay (13-5); 9. Humboldt State (14-6); 10. Grand Canyon (12-7). Note: Records are against Division II opponents



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  POLAND - Women  


Wisla hold off MiZo Pecs to advance into Euroleague quarterfinal - by Eurobasket News
Wisla - MiZo Pecs 69:57
Polish powerhouse Wisla escaped the downfall and won the 1/8 Final series over MiZo Pecs in EuroLeague. Wisla grabbed 69:57 to win the series 2- 1. It was a close battle from start to finish but the Polish powerhouse managed to escape in the dying minutes.
Wisla looked dominant early in the game as they cleared off to a 9:4 lead. But the Hungarian team quickly responded and stayed close. Wisla led by just three points 21:18 at the first break. Quigley opened the second frame with a three-pointer to knot things up. Wisla responded with seven points in a row to get the lead back. Nevertheless MiZo Pecs persisted and pulled ahead midway through the second stanza. Wisla eked out a 38:37 advantage at halftime. The hosts built a 9-point lead midway through the third frame but MiZo Pecs refused to surrender. Anna Vajda (191-F/C-84) unloaded 6 points in a row to get the visitors closer. Mazzante and Bujdoso capped the period with four points in a row and MiZo Pecs earned a 49:48 lead. The lead changed hands for several times before five points from Katerina Zohnova (179-G-84, agency: Data Plus Group) put the home team up by 5. Katerina Zohnova scored for 67:57 making two free-throws with 40 seconds to play and Liron Cohen (173-G-82) was also perfect from the line to make the final result in the game.
Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) paced all the winners with 17 points. Katerina Zohnova posted 13, while Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82, agency: Data Plus Group) and Liron Cohen added 12 apiece. Anna Vajda ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.) collected 4 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Wisla: Marta Fernandez 17, Katerina Zohnova 13, Ewelina Kobryn 12, Liron Cohen 12
MiZo Pecs: Anna Vajda 18, Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) 11



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  RUSSIA - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marina KUZINA
  Dynamo M.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Kuzina, Dynamo M.24.5 
 2. Snytsina, Nadezhda.20.3 
 3. Mosch, Nadezhda O.19.1 
 4. Taurasi, Spartak .16.7 
 5. Snow, Dynamo K.15.2 
 6. Firsova, Spartak SP14.9 
 7. Ovcharenko, Nadezhda.13.1 
 8. Petrovic, Spartak .12.8 
 9. Korstine, Spartak .12.7 
 10. Gruda, UM.12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elena BARANOVA
  Nadezhda O.
  (194-F-72)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Baranova, Nadezhda.10.6 
 2. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.10.5 
 3. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.10.2 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC8.4 
 5. Zakalyuzhnay., Nadezh.8.3 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.7.5 
 7. Vodopyanova, Dynamo M.7.1 
 8. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.6.9 
 9. Fowles, Spartak .6.9 
 10. Snow, Dynamo.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Cappie PONDEXTER
  UMMC
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Pondexter, UMMC4.7 
 2. Poto, Dynamo NSU4.3 
 3. Berseneva, Nadezhda.4.0 
 4. Firsova, Spartak SP3.8 
 5. Mosch, Nadezhda O.3.5 
 6. Abrosimova, UMMC3.3 
 7. Baranova, Nadezhda.3.2 
 8. Dumerc, UMMC3.2 
 9. Keyru, Dynamo M.3.2 
 10. Linkeviciene, Dynamo.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ksenia BOLSUNOVSKAYA
  Dynamo NSU
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.3.3 
 2. Snytsina, Nadezhda.3.3 
 3. Beglova, Spart.2.8 
 4. Popova, Dynamo M.2.4 
 5. Belyakova, Spart.2.2 
 6. Vorozhtsova, Spart.2.2 
 7. Nolan, UMMC2.1 
 8. Poto, Dynamo NSU2.1 
 9. Linkeviciene, Dynamo K.2.1 
 10. McCarville, Spa.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.4 
 2. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.2.1 
 3. Osipova, Spartak .1.4 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC1.4 
 5. Fowles, Spartak .1.2 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.2 
 7. Loginova, Spart.1.0 
 8. Yakovleva, Cheva.0.8 
 9. Gvozdeva, Dynamo K.0.8 
 10. Gruda, UM.0.8 


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  SCOTLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
National League Standings
 1. Glasgow 13-0 
 2. Edinburgh 11-2 
 3. St.Mirren 7-6 
 4. Polonia P. 7-7 
 5. Clark Erikss. 5-8 
 6. St Maurice's 2-11 
 7. Grampian 0-11 


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  SERBIA - Women  


Standings - Women
A League Standings
 1. Partizan 16-0 
 2. Hemofarm 13-3 
 3. Radivoj Korac 12-4 
 4. Vojvodina 10-6 
 5. Vodovac 9-6 
 6. Crvena Zv. 9-7 
 7. Proleter 7-9 
 8. Celarevo 7-9 
 9. Spartak 4-11 
 10. Loznica 3-13 
 11. Kovin 3-13 
 12. Radnicki KG 2-14 


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  SLOVENIA - Women  


Standings - Women
SKL Standings
 1. Merkur Celje 16-0 
 2. AJM Maribor 13-2 
 3. Hit Kr.Gora 12-1 
 4. Ilrija 9-7 
 5. Triglav 8-7 
 6. Konjice 6-9 
 7. Jezica 6-10 
 8. Odeja KED 5-10 
 9. Domzale 1-15 
 10. Rogaska 1-16 


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  SPAIN - Women  


Frisco Sika earns Euroleague quarterfinal ticket in Spain - by Eurobasket News
Rivas Ecopolis - Frisco Sika 63:77
Frisco Sika booked the Euroleague quarterfinal ticket. They overwhelmed Rivas Ecopolis in the third decisive game of the eighth-final series on the road. Firsco Sika led in the series after the opener in Spain but then suddenly lost to Rivas Ecopolis in Brno to go extra mile for the success.
Frisco Sika set the tone early. Tay McWilliams (189-F/C-70, college: St.Edward's) helped the Czech team earn a 14:4 lead midway through the starting period. Petra Ujhelyi (192-C-80, college: S.Carolina) cut the distance with four points in a row but Grima and Tay McWilliams continued to drive Frisco Sika as they piled up a 24:10 lead. Petra Ujhelyi seemed to be the only warrior for Rivas Ecopolis as he four points kept the hosts in the game early in the second stanza. Langhorne and Catherine Joens (180-G-82) finally dragged the home team within 8 late in the frame. Frisco Sika ensured a 36:28 advantage at halftime. Skerovic and Hana Horakova (182-F/G-79) opened the second half with four straight points to maintain the pressure on Rivas Ecopolis. It served as a wake up call for the Spanish team as they finally started to work their back into the game. They went on a 13:6 run to trim the deficit. Catherine Joens capped the third quarter as Rivas Ecopolis trailed by 8 points with ten minutes to go. Viteckova drained two trebles early in the fourth quarter to provide breathing space for the visitors. Rivas Ecopolis got within 5 points midway through the final frame but it was close as the hosts could get. Skerovic, Viteckova and DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, college: Auburn) went perfect from the stripe in the dying moments and sealed the victory for Frisco Sika.
DeWanna Bonner knocked down 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for Frisco Sika. Hana Horakova finished with 16 points in the win. Catherine Joens responded with 15 points for Rivas Ecopolis. Anna Cruz (172-G-86) and Petra Ujhelyi added 11 points each in the losing effort.

Rivas Ecopolis: Catherine Joens 15, Anna Cruz 11, Petra Ujhelyi 11
Frisco Sika: DeWanna Bonner 19,Hana Horakova 16, Tay McWilliams 14



Perfumerias edge Bourges for Euroleague quarterfinal spot - by Eurobasket News
Perfumerias - Bourges 64:55
Perfumerias celebrated a crucial win against Bourges in the Euroleague eighth-final series. The Spanish team prevailed in Salamanca in the third decisive encounter tonight. The hosts needed to overcome a slow start to claim a tough win at the end.
Endene Miyem (188-F-88) ensured a 4:0 start for Bourges in this one. The visitors stayed in control throughout the first frame and posted a 14:11 lead at the first intermission. Salagnac, Burgrova, Kaltsidou and Endene Miyem provided Bourges with a 10-point advantage midway through the second stanza. Ndognue and Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) made it 29:15 for the visitors but Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) and Torrens managed to cut the distance at 10 points heading into the long break. Endene Miyem pulled Bourges ahead by 12 points before Perfumerias replied. The home team went on a 14:0 run to spur in front. Manic and Burgrova stopped the bleeding for Bourges and the French outfit entered the fourth period ahead by one 41:40. The teams traded baskets and Perfumerias were up by just one with over three minutes remaining. Le'Coe Willingham and Silvia Dominguez (166-G-87) fired six points in a row and Perfumerias ran away for good in this one. Bourges managed just two points in the reminder of the contest and had to surrender at the end.
Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) produced 22 points and 15 boards to lead Avenida. Le'Coe Willingham added 16 points, while Silvia Dominguez finished with 14 points for the winners. Endene Miyem responded with 15 points for Bourges. Ana Lelas had 9 points in the losing effort.

Perfumerias: Sancho Lyttle 22+15 boards, Le'Coe Willingham 16, Silvia Dominguez 14
Bourges: Endene Miyem 15, Ana Lelas 9



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  TURKEY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld22.6 
 2. Frazee, Cankaya20.6 
 3. Hodges, Istanbul.17.4 
 4. Sales, Besiktas17.0 
 5. Paris, Botas16.8 
 6. Taylor, Fenerbahce16.2 
 7. Prince, Botas16.2 
 8. Zellous, Besiktas16.1 
 9. Young, TED Kayseri16.1 
 10. Bowen, Canka.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney PARIS
  Botas
  (193-C-87)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Paris, Botas14.3 
 2. Frazee, Cankaya12.5 
 3. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld12.0 
 4. Pringle, TED K.11.2 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld10.2 
 6. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld9.7 
 7. Dacic, Besiktas9.7 
 8. Alyoshkina, Samsun8.9 
 9. Sevinc, Kocaeli8.8 
 10. Larkins, Mers.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Zoll, Botas5.9 
 2. January, Tarsus Bld4.3 
 3. Unuvar, Cankaya4.2 
 4. Yigit, Galatasaray4.1 
 5. Brooks, Cankaya4.0 
 6. Siyahdemir, Tarsus B.3.9 
 7. Latta, Mersin3.8 
 8. Chaney, Samsun3.8 
 9. Hodges, Istanbul.3.8 
 10. Vardarli, Fen.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quianna CHANEY
  Samsun
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Chaney, Samsun3.2 
 2. January, Tarsus Bld2.8 
 3. Penn, Istanbul.2.7 
 4. Prince, Botas2.5 
 5. Zoll, Botas2.4 
 6. Gokce, Mersin2.3 
 7. Brooks, Cankaya2.2 
 8. Smith, Ceyhan Bld2.2 
 9. Gaither, Samsun2.2 
 10. Young, TED Kayse.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.8 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas1.4 
 3. Black, Tarsus Bld1.4 
 4. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.1.2 
 5. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.2 
 6. Perostiyska, Sam.1.0 
 7. Paris, Botas1.0 
 8. Smith, TED Kayseri0.9 
 9. Engin, Mersin0.8 
 10. Ervin, Ceyhan B.0.8